Monday, July 03, 2006

The Internet is not a truck!

Now, I know that the Net Neutrality debate is a bit complicated, but I would think that those who are empowered to determine the future of the Internet would spend some time studying the issue (or at least having their aides do it). Instead what we get is utter incoherence from Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) explaining why he voted against the amendment:
"They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material."

The Wired Blog has an abbreviated transcript of his funny and sad speech. The full audio is available here (be warned, it's both long and inane).

Thank you Ted Stevens for your dedication and service to this country. If nothing else, we are all dumber because of you.


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