Dear Al Gore:
I and millions of my friends refuse and we struggle against those presently attempting to replace our basically free interactive World Wide Web with profit oriented commercialized Television. Presently cable Television is filled with corporate profit oriented advertising videos. Live broadcasting is restricted to News programs and those News broadcasts are chopped up with advertising almost every sixty seconds. It is presently difficult to tell the difference from what is News and what is advertising. Even Reuters now has an annoying commercial Video presented with its News.
T.V. Videos are not interactive and if they were to inundate our Telephone controlled socially fragile World Wide Web, they would destroy the Web.
Presently, the Web is best served by educational authorities and average people who need to communicate and express themselves. Yes, I do include myself. I do agree that governments and government politicians and large money oriented corporations should keep the hell out of our Net, or at the most, restrict advertising to their own own Web Pages.
I've read one of your books and I do agree with the facts you mentioned in your videos both on the Internet and on Television, but as you can see, this small comment box is no equal to the power of Videos. What if the comment boxes were completely removed from the World Wide Web and the people were given nothing but Videos?
How many would shut down their computers?
I have done more than my part to help you and Barack Obama win as much power as possible in order for honest change to happen as quickly as possible, but make no mistake, most of us on the web are also highly intelligent and most of us do understand when the profit motive threatens the free interactive ability of our fragile World Wide communication Web. The Web is our Puppy and we protect it using Law Suits and Mass Communication, which is the reason it is so attractive to politicians and corporate interests.
Television and the Web do not mix. Thanks for reading this message and thank you for the great work you are doing protecting the environment.
Signed: Joseph Raglione
Executive director: The World Humanitarian Peace and Ecology movement. A non-profit organization.
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