Friday, July 14, 2006

Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), Expert on both trucks and the Internet(s)

There used to be a time when undesired puppies and kittens were thrown in a burlap sack along with a brick and tossed in the river. It may be time to do the same with our (err...Alaska's) elected officials.

Last Monday, Stevens voted against Net Neutrality:
There's one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie delivered to your house daily by delivery service. Okay. And currently it comes to your house, it gets put in the mail box when you get home and you change your order but you pay for that, right.

But this service is now going to go through the internet* and what you do is you just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge is free.

Ten of them streaming across that internet and what happens to your own personal internet?

I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.


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.

Ted, incidentally, prefers pork to tubes.

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