Net neutrality is a hot button issue that is hard to explain to people who barely understand how the internet works much less how a change in the internet status quo will affect them.
So it’s a good thing Andrew Bridgman and illustrator George Rottkamp created this illustrated guide which spells out How To Explain Net Neutrality To Your Grandparents, so we can get them to join the fight.
It seems the easiest way to explain the issue to them is to weigh the differences between the “good old fashioned internet” and that annoying “Millennial internet”, which should capture their attention.
“You know how LAZY those darn Millennials are, right? So lazy! They don’t know how to work hard or efficiently – not like their parents did. This whole generation is so SLOW and DISORGANIZED – and if we don’t have Net Neutrality, the same thing will happen to the internet.
That’s right – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and internet service providers from across the country are conspiring to turn your internet into…MILLENNIAL INTERNET.“
Then you move in with a bunch of stuff about snowflakes ruining the internet and a crack about how the Millennial Internet hates Mickey Rooney and you’ll soon see a fire light in their eyes.
That fire means they’re beginning to understand how important it is to preserve net neutrality, either that or they’ve decided to write you out of their will…hopefully it’s the former!