The Cloverfield Monster of the Internet

Earlier posts today dealt with the hoo-ha over Net Neutrality. By coincidence, an anonymous colleague put the following old 1996 quote by Sen. James Exon (D-Neb.) in my inbox over the weekend:

The information superhighway is a revolution that in years to come will transcend newspapers, radio, and television as an information source. Therefore, I think this is the time to put some restrictions on it.

Some things never change. Then it was content regulation, now neutrality, and returning soon, behavioral advertising.