In my daily e-mail newsletter today, I was struck by the appearance of the following tech news headline:

US Internet access charges could rise

Curious as to how I could have missed news of this unexpected bit of federal legislation, I clicked on it and was taken to the ZDNet UK Web site, where I saw the sub-headline:

One downside of the AOL/Time Warner merger could be higher prices warn analysts

Argh! From AOL novices I would expect this sort of thing, but not from a major tech news house. Surely the entire United Kingdom isn't so naive about the name "America OnLine" that they think AOL is the only way we can get Internet access any longer?