What we need is an internet roundabout

While defending his vote against a net neutrality amendment to a telecommunications bill, Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) backed up his argument by explaining the internet to us. What was that, Senator Stevens? Seriously, what?

If anyone has a spare internet they could send my way, I'd like to double up and really get moving on my dissertation research. I promise not to treat it like a truck, but rather like the tube that it is.
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 isn't going to go through the interent 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.

The audio at the end of the "linker" is worth "clacking" your "hand-mouse" "at", since (1) the transcript doesn't c-ca-ca-cap-capture Te-Ted's tr-tr-trouble getting this interwebsite techno-babble across, (2) doesn't quote someone interrupting in the middle of a sentence with "Oh, sorry - I thought you were done," (3) an aide (presumably Stevens') sighing "oh god", and (4) doesn't contain the quote, "ten, twelve movies at a time, or a whole book at a time. Those aren't you and me. Those aren't consumers. Those are the providers!"

1 comment:

towwas said...

I just listened to the whole thing. I know that as a reporter, I shouldn't throw stones through glass walls when it comes to people who deal professionally with things they don't understand. But, like, wowwwww. He's out there.