Wednesday, May 24, 2006

BBC Caught in a 'Net, Again

There's an excellent article on the BBC News website about the danger posed by plans for a two-tiered Internet—with faster service reserved for websites and online services that pay a royalty. I was glad to read it because I'm fully behind efforts to keep the Internet free and fair, and I'm a supporter of the net neutrality movement.

That said, there is a serious and glaring error in this otherwise well-done piece. The article refers to a speech given by the "inventor" of the Internet, but the BBC erroneously and consistently identifies said inventor as Sir Tim Berners-Lee rather than Al Gore.

First the cabbie flap and now this. The BBC should really consider replacing their Internet beat reporters.
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