Will Smith is not your friend. I'm not talking about the Will Smith that fights aliens and killer robots (he seems pretty helpful and friendly), but rather the BellSouth CTO Will Smith. He needs to go in the corner with AT&T (formerly SBC) CEO Edward Whitacre. This article in the WaPo details how they want to give internet traffic priority based on who's willing to shell out the bucks. Say goodbye to your favorite two-bit weblog. Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge correctly states that "If we want to ruin the Internet, we'll turn it into a cable TV system". The telecoms want to turn the most important democratizing force in modern history into a fascist state. Nice going, telecoms.
I've added Will Smith to my new Hall of Villainy.