When illiterate senators make laws...

This is what happens when you have completely uninformed senators being fed completely silly and wrong information by large corporations -- like say maybe, oh, the telcos that want to create an (at least) two-tiered Internet. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), that brilliant man of the "Bridge to Nowhere," gave his thoughts on banning Internet freedom based on his understanding of how the Internet works in a rousing, ridiculous speech last week. An excerpt:


The regulatory approach is wrong. Your approach is regulatory in the sense that it says "No one can charge anyone for massively invading this world of the internet". ...

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.

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