15 July 2006


Senator Ted Stevens explains the internet:

"The Internet is not something you just dump
something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of
tubes," Stevens said during a June 28
committee session.

"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 it's going to
be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube
enormous amounts of material, enormous
amounts of material."

At another point in his 11-minute discourse, he
said he'd seen these delays firsthand: "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