hakespeare once wrote that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but we can all agree that if roses were actually called "buttholes" you'd be seeing way fewer of them around Valentine's Day. A name is important, whether it belongs to a flower or a human being.
But one human being has decided that his name — Jack — might not be worth keeping. He's promised to change it to LitFam under one very specific circumstance.
OK, fair warning: This is an article about net neutrality.
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If you ever use the Internet, net neutrality is of the utmost importance to you.
Without it, you might have to pay additional money to access websites that you’re currently accessing for free.
It'd be similar to how certain TV channels are free, but you have to pay extra for HBO or sports channels.
Except if net neutrality goes away, you’ll have to pay extra to access, say, Netflix or 22Words.com (the horror!)
Obviously, that’d be super awful.
On the morning of December 14, there was a vote to repeal net neutrality.
This would give Internet Service Providers the ability to charge extra for access to “premium” sites.
That's where this guy comes in:
His name is Jack Douglass.
At least, that’s what his name is for now. He had a lot to say about net neutrality. For some reason, he decided to let the outcome of the net neutrality vote determine whether or not he’d change his name from Jack to LitFam. It started with a tweet…