“[If] you have, as performers will call it, ‘f--k you’ money,” Johnny Carson once said, “all that means is that I don’t have to do what I don’t want to do.” Having f--k you money is the logical extreme of a certain conception of American freedom: complete ownership over yourself and your time.The freedom to retire at any time is a far more flexible proposition than owning your own business.For years ISPs have clamored about a mobile data crunch that never materialized to justify data caps and outrageous prices, and wouldn’t you know it, now they have the solution.
The piece is a full-throated plea for setting up a savings account (or FOF) so that you’re never held captive by financial need.That’s basically what’s happening here, except it’s more difficult to stop because, as the FCC might say, there’s "no obvious consumer harm" in giving people free stuff. This scheme is called "zero rating," and people like Susan Crawford have been warning us for a while about the risk it poses for the open internet.The only reason Binge On and Music Freedom sound like such a great pro-consumer deal is because the top four mobile ISPs — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile — have manufactured a market based completely on artificial scarcity. There is no success without action, if you don’t take action you will fail. All those years I got a lesson, I discovered who I really am, and who I want to be. You read articles like this one, you watched youtube videos, you read a self-help book. You can try Digit for 100 days for free; after that, the service runs .99 per month.