Now that Election 2014 is firmly in the rearview mirror, political coverage has ceded the spotlight to policy issues in the public sphere. While no one is surprised that Obamacare or ISIS have returned as hot topics of debate, President Obama last week added net neutrality on the priority list, too.

It is a more than slightly arcane subject, even for those well versed in the workings of the Internet. Website after website (including this one) have rolled out explainers to try to make the subject accessible, and one shudders at the thought of aged politicians who still think of the Internet as “a series of tubes” debating a subject this complex and difficult to parse.

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