From the Sublime To…




(Washington) … the ridiculous:

“This notion that customers must now curb their Internet usage or pay up is not only unfair to consumers, it puts up a roadblock to wireless innovation,” says Craig Aaron, senior program director at Free Press, a nonprofit group that advocates for unfettered access to communications.

The year has three more weeks but it’s safe to say that the competition for the most incomprehensible, illogical statement is over.
Beyond the absurdity in Aaron’s statement, the irony is that Free Press styles itself as a consumer advocacy group. But what sort of consumer advocate could possibly support a uniform pricing system in which serial filesharers are subsidized by senior citizens who use their connection to check email twice a day?

Logic would say that Free Press and a consumer advocate like Craig Aaron should support a lower-priced option for occasional users, instead of deriding it. Wonder why they don’t…