Exactly What IS The ‘Internet’?

This is Senator Ted Stevens’ (R-Alaska) take on the ‘Internet’ (transcript/mp3) while discussing the Net Neutrality issue:

“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 [The next Thursday].

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.”

So is “sending off an Internet” similar to what Il-Daddy tried the other day? Seriously though, if these guys don’t even understand the very basics, and I mean basics, of what how the Internet works then how in the holy.mother.of.pearl.hell can they debate the semantics of it’s usage?

Think I’m joking? This is just the tip of the iceburg. (Hat tip: YouKnowWhatPart)

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Exactly What IS The ‘Internet’?

  1. Hello,

    its usage, not it’s… Publishing on the web would require one to know one’s mother tongue, wouldn’t you agree ?
    (yes, I make worse mistakes in my blog, but hey, I’m Italian).

    However, I agree with you, the competence of republican senators is not high, unfortunately.

    Cheers,
    T.

  2. Well while this particular republican is a dunce of the highest order, I wouldn’t go so far as to say the Democrats have the intellectual high ground. They have their fair share of idiots as well. In fact, I’d argue (new post topic?) that with our current political climate and strategies, the average congressional representative is getting dumber on actual issues while getting smarter about how to fool voters.

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