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Alaska’s Senator Ted Stevens has some pretty interesting ideas about the Internet (text from a Wired blog, not all of which is a complete transciption of his audio discussion).

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.

There’s tubes, too:

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.

Now we have a separate Department of Defense internet now, did you know that?

Link here, with his actual audio here (which is necessary to listen to for the full context).   

(Psst — you want to see some real tubes?  Check out Kelly Slater.)

Alex Eckelberry
(And a hat tip to good old Ferg)