As we celebrate our nation’s birthday it’s good to see the system our Founding Fathers established 230 years ago is still working so well. Senator Ted “Bridge to Nowhere” Stevens has stepped up and explained how the Internet works in a speech that also attempts to explain why he voted not to support Net Neteutrality.
This Wired post transcribes part of the speech. The ignorance of how the Internet works is astounding. The butchering of the English language frightening. If you have the time, listen to the complet audio file of the speech (about 10 minutes). Senator Stevens’ locutions have been making the rounds on the Internet turnining the Senator in to a bit of a laughingstock. Perhaps he has helped the cause by illustrating the twisted logic used by the telcos hoping to gain complete control of the network and the ability to charge whatever they want.
Happy Birthday, America!