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Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Daily Show: The Internets is a series of tubes!

[Media: Video]

I've been giggling for a week after reading the speech Senator Ted Stevens gave against Net Neutrality in favor of giving large Internet companies like AOL preferential treatment.
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.

But it hasn't been until now that The Daily Show has covered it to hilarious results. I'm amazed that someone like Ted Stevens is in charge of making decisions like this. Never before have I seen such a lack of understanding by someone who is in a position of power. It is truly horrific to imagine the fate of the Internet in Ted Stevens hands.

Someone has also done a remixed song of Ted Stevens' speech which you may appreciate. Remember, the Internet is not a truck!