Monday, July 03, 2006

How these Internets work

How these Internets work, by Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska):
"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."

Via FireDogLake

4 Comments:

Anonymous ikoul said...

Oh my god. Hahaha. You've made my day, Sirkowski. This is hilarious.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Ghanie said...

May be his tube crash with the little guy that runs to transport the money from one bank machine to another really fast..An internet crash? ;)

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he's right, the Internet is a serious of tubes. Each tube connects to a hub where the information is shared with other hubs and then other people, on other networks access those hubs to retrieve the information.

If the connection between on hub and another got cut for some reason then the information wouldn't be shared with the other network until the connection was repaired.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, he means tubes literally. Ted Stevens is a crazy man, and the perfect picture of the dangers of incumbency

10:54 AM  

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