>I posit that one of the most prized products of Capitalism and the free market is to reduce the cost for the end consumer and raise the quality of the products and services. Umm no, that is not the aim of capitalism, its a side-effect in some cases but the aim is to earn money, nothing more, nothing less. If capitalism had complete free reign then crappy products sold overpriced would be the norm and consumers would be screwed.
I think the Matrix world has a lot of potential.
I think the creativity went lost the moment when each game requires 100-200 people to create it.
to me you sound pretty amateurish. try another profession.
perlow tips his blog entry over at ZDNet on why the Internet didn't melt when millions of users streamed 480i video for a week. The short answer is Limelight Networks of Tempe, Arizona. "[W]hy the Internet didn't 'melt' is quite simple — [Limelight is] completely 'off the cloud.' In other words, unlike Akamai and similar content caching providers, their system isn't deployed over the public Internet... Limelight has partnered with over 800 broadband Internet providers worldwide... so that the content is either co-located in the same facility as your ISP's main communications infrastructure, or it leases a dedicated Optical Carrier line so that it actually appears as part of your ISP's internal network. In most cases, you're never even leaving your Tier 1 provider to get the video."