I've said it before, I'll say it again: if Google shows up in my neighborhood with this option, I'll drop Uverse like a hot rock. (My only other choice, if you want to call it "choice", is Comcast.) I doubt AT&T will convince me to stick around with their pathetic mediocre too-little, too-late upgrade offers.
If you refuse to follow their rules, burly men and women in hats and suits and carrying weapons will chase you down, wrestle you into a car, drag you off and lock you into a cage. The more you resist, the more force they will use, up to and including death.
Which part of that is not violence?
The point isn't that economic regulation etc. are violence in and of themselves, because if you follow the rules you'll (usually) be left alone. The point is not whether the use of violence is justified. The point is that the violence is there, ready to be used any time the state thinks you're being naughty. It is not overt, it is an underlying threat, but it's very real.
BTW, I like your argument. It's very... um... cogent. I especially like the part where you use Libertarian as a swear word. Libertarian? Gods, no! I'm a serf, myself.
People have been attaching cameras to model rockets, model airplanes, model helicopters, kites, and balloons for decades. Model blimps, dirigibles and Zeppelins? Have I forgotten anything? Probably somebody has attached one to the payload of a home-made catapult at some point.
Probably on day 2 after the first successful launch.
"I never allow myself to become discouraged under any circumstances. I recall that after we had conducted thousands of experiments on a certain project without solving the problem, one of my associates, after we had conducted the crowning experiment and it had proved a failure, expressed discouragement and disgust over our having failed 'to find out anything.' I cheerily assured him that we had learned something. For we had learned for a certainty that the thing couldn't be done that way, and that we would have to try some other way. We sometimes learn a lot from our failures if we have put into the effort the best thought and work we are capable of." - Thomas A. Edison, 1921
Wow. This story is all over the place. /., CNet, Gizmodo, Engadget, Yahoo!, here of course, Ars, El Reg, The Next Web, gigaom, OSNews, hacker news, techmeme, digital trends, lifehacker, wired news, techcrunch, neowin, TUAW... several of them have multiple articles, and that's just what I see in a single snapshot of Freshnews.