I saw the news post http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/06/18/1429257/the-uns-push-for-power-over-the-internet and started to read the comments. I noticed that the argument over the quality of the U.N. was becoming the primary focus. I wager that fewer than 5% of the populace understands the existing "control" over the Internet. About 2% of all IXP peering agreements make it to a signed contract.
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When will the day come when the lower UIDs will be auctioned off. I signed up for one back in the day and then signed up later after that password and email went the way of the dodo. Lets just gather all the low UIDs that are unused and do some fund raising on eBay.