Why we should just nationalize Facebook
I have a modest proposal: Let’s nationalize Facebook.
“I have a modest proposal IQ.”
Fixed it for you.
Obviously, I’m no fan of his basic premise: that any nationalization is a good thing. But I tried pushing on to see what point he thought he had. I lost it when I got to this:
At first blush, it seems weird to claim Facebook is a natural monopoly. There’s no physical infrastructure it has to lay down. It’s a web application — all bytes and electrons — so if someone doesn’t like the way it’s run, they’re perfectly free to start their own. (emphasis added-cb)
WTF does he think those bytes and electrons run on? What does he think the Web is<? I don’t think I’m going to take tech and economic advice from a clown who must believe cloud computing works in real clouds. Does his Internet get faster during thunderstorms?
And for a monopoly, there sure are a lot of alternatives to Facebook. Heck, this blog is my own alternative.