Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Internet Is A Series of Tubes

There has been this little debate about Net Neutrality going on. Normally I stay away from politics on here but this is just too good/bad to pass up. Sen. Ted Stevens would like the telecom companies to be able to charge more for better service to companies. Essentialy, the telecom companies want to institute priority mail for the Internet. Right, cause the Postal Service is doing so well. Anyways, below is the statement that Mr. Stevens made.
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.

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.

Uh, huh. Tubes. So of course, the only thing to do with this valuable information was to place it in song so it could be heard by the masses. Here is DJ Teds Techno Remix of Sen. Stevens Tubes.


Also slides have been made so you can follow along in pictures (Link)

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