Marc Parry interviews net neutrality proponent Tim Wu:
[T]hroughout modern history, Wu's book argues, every information industry has been hijacked by some "ruthless monopoly or cartel." It happened to the telephone. It happened to radio. It happened to film. Now, as all media converge on one network, Wu warns that "an unprecedented potential is building for centralized control over what Americans see and hear." Already, a group of "new monopolists" seems to reign over whole regions of the Internet: Google in search, Apple in content delivery, Facebook in social networking. And the question is whether the Net, like new media of the past, will come to be "ruled by one corporate leviathan in possession of 'the master switch.'"