Net Neutrality Explained by a 9-Year-Old is the Best Definition Yet
There's been a lot of talk lately about something called "net neutrality." It's something that's easy to understand, but hard to explain. Kind of like telling someone what "harmony" is. If you know what it is, you know what it is, but damned if you can explain it.
If you're confused on what "net neutrality" is, let this 9-year-old explain it better than I've ever heard anyone explain anything.
Pretend ice cream stores gave away free milkshakes. But you had to buy a straw to drink them. But that's OK, because you still get free milkshakes. One day you're drinking a free milkshake and you look down and the guy that sold you the straw is pinching it almost shut. You can still get your milkshake, but it's really hard and takes a lot longer.
So you say, "Hey! Stop that!" And the straw guy says, "NO! Not until the ice cream store pays me money." And you say, "But I already paid you money for the straw." And the straw guy says, "I don't care. I just want more money."
There you have it. You can follow along with the rest of the conversation on Reddit.