Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens decided to prove to the entire world just how little he knows about the internet while he tried to justify his vote against a net neutrality bill:
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.
Senator, my I suggest that you know what the hell you are talking about before you talk about it on the Senate floor? Pretty much everything that Stevens said was gibberish. It seems to me that Senator Stevens was purchased lock, stock and barrel by someone in the telecom industry, but whoever bought his vote didn’t do a very good job giving him talking points to use. Instead, Stevens simply sounded like an ignorant fool.
Unfortunately, the fate of the internet is in the hands of a moron.