The internet has done a lot of good for people in the home business industry. I read an article at Barnes & Noble today and thought I’d share with you. The article talked about how the threats to the internet’s openness can be averted.

“…When George W. Bush referred to “the rumors on the, uh, internets” during the 2004 Presidential campaign, he was derided for his cluelessness – and “internets” became a shorthand for lack of understanding of the online world. But what looked like ignorance then looks like prescience now. As divergent forces tug at the internet, it is in danger of losing its universality and splintering into separate digital domains.

The internet is as much a trade pact as an invention. A network of networks, it has grown at an astonishing rate over the past 15 years because the bigger it got, the more it made sense for other networks to connect to it. Its open standards made such interconnections cheap and easy, dissolving boundaries between existing academic, corporate and consumer networks (remember CompuServe and AOL?).

Just as free-trade agreement between countries increases the size of the market and boosts gains from trade, so the internet led to greater gains from the exchange of data and allowed innovation to flourish…” – The Economist, Page 11, September 4th – 10th, 2010 Edition

Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. How do you think the threats to the internet’s openness can be averted?

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Etieno Etuk