Irony in Internet Communications

We live in a world where

  1. first, we build Internet Protocol over phone network (modem), and then we build a phone system over Internet Protocol (VoIP),
  2. first, we build a phone system to run on Internet (VoIP), and then drive the internet from our phones (smart phones),
  3. first, we build open communication on top of monopolies (Internet over PSTN), and then build closed communication on top of that to promote monopolies (Facetime, Skype, or you-name-it-here).
Wouldn't it be easier if we start afresh?

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