The battle for the Internet is ON.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2006

1 Min Read
AT&T vs Alyssa Milano

5:20 PM -- I've changed my mind.

I was in favor of openly mocking groups like for their unfounded fear that, unless some new law is passed, big service providers will take steps to block all the Websites whose content they find objectionable.

At least that's the way I felt before I visited the Website.

Once at the Website, I read that Alyssa Milano -- star of Poison Ivy II -- has blogged in favor of saving the Internet. Her post is right here. She is so pretty. Even in her words, you get a sense of her flawless beauty:

These corporations will take away our right to choose. They will impede innovation, stifle consumer choices, and block information and content that you may need or just want. It’s up to us to make our voices heard.

See? Big companies don't want us to see what we want to see. And that's why they need to be stopped.

So I'm throwing my support behind Ms. Milano. She's hot and she's been on TV way more than AT&T's corporate lawyer, Jim Cicconi. Besides, he works for a BIG CORPORATION, so he's trying to make the Internet something you have to pay to gain access to... or something like that. Whatever. He's just evil, OK? I mean, gosh.

So who are YOU going to side with? Jim Cicconi who works for a big company and probably uses foul language AND smokes? Or Alyssa Milano, who, I'm guessing, loves kitty cats and smells like strawberries?

I think the choice is clear.

Thank you.

— Phil Harvey, Internet Savior, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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