Friday, June 16, 2006

US Senator Maria Cantwell

US Senator Maria Cantwell will be at the Clallam Democratic Headquarters, 150 S 5th Ave, at 3 pm, Saturday, June 17.

I urge all of you to attend and voice your concern about the future of the Internet. Legislation is currently being considered in the Senate that was passed by the House that will make the Internet much more like cable TV, much more commercial, and controlled much more by only a few companies for both content and capacity.
The current banner of the dispute is Net Neutrality. Civic organizations nationwide have been lobbying for net neutrality, only to have major telecoms control the debate and outcome.

A better motto is: Keep the Internet as a national resource, not a national revenue source.

Please take this last opportunity. Maria Cantwell could easily be a deciding voice.

Wayne Bowen
President, Sequim PC User Group


theboxtankThe Box Tank

With literally thousands of stores, "Super Centers", "Neighborhood Markets" and other retail outlets, Wal-mart is officially the world's largest retailer. This fascinating Web Log, entitled TheBoxTank.Com, examines how
this movement of "big box urbanism" is shaping American culture today.

Run by a triumvirate of writers from New York City, the blog is regularly updated with news and articles relating to the culture and architecture of "Lifestyle Centers" such as Wal-Mart. The site is also rife with great
links to other interesting blogs and websites, both large and small in size.