Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Net Neutrality

This...drivel is from the guy in charge of the Net Neutrality issue in the Senate. Senator Ted Stevens is the one who is managing the debate on the proposal to "prioritize" information on the 'net.
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?
Um. Got an "internet"? Anyway...
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.

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.
It's patently obvious that he (and most of congress apparently) have absolutely NO IDEA how this works. Not one f-ing clue. Tubes? "Filled with stuff?" And they're going to decide how it's run? The internet is really not stovepiped like most of the government is, you know?

We need a class of 10-year-olds to go in to Congress and show them how this works. Perhaps with big, simple graphics and very small words.

You can listen to the whole speech (if you can manage to decipher what in the heck he's talking about). It's a complete mess.

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