#24 reason the us govt is lame

Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) said some interesting things about the Internet during the recent hearings on net neutrality:

“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…”

“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.”

Here’s the full story

working saturday linkparty

i’m catching up on old stuff since i got to work this morning and my laptop wouldn’t boot up because of hard drive failure. i do regular backups, which is nice, but i have to wait till monday for IT to bring it back to life. in the meantime, it makes for a good excuse to catch up on my old crap clogging my inbox.

george w mashup of u2’s “sunday bloody sunday” [youtube.com]

amazing etch-a-sketch work done of celebs [gvetchedonline.com]

turn your macbook into a seismograph [suitable.com]

more to come…