Monday, July 03, 2006

"The internet is not ... a truck"

Ted Stevens -- the US Senator (R-AK) who claims to understand the Internet well enough to argue that major telecommunications corporations should be allowed to charge vendors differently for different internet access speeds (thus screwing the consumer) -- provides an invaluable primer on how it all works (hat tip Kos):
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.
I wonder what kind of "material" he had in mind. Listen to the whole thing here (mp3).

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