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Warning: This post was published more than 10 years ago.

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Today’s 4radio Morning Report first highlighted for me the story of Senator Ted Stevens’s rather large gaff (and yes, I know that puts me way behind the curve). The guy in charge of regulating e-commerce in the United States thinks the internet is a series of tubes. Tubes that can be filled and blocked.

Here’s Jon Stewart’s take:


[ Please visit sjhoward.co.uk to view the video which appeared here ]

Visit sjhoward.co.uk to see the video which appears here.

Now my worry is: To whom do I report an internet leak? And if ten people watch that video, my personal internets may be delayed.

This 909th post was filed under: News and Comment, Technology, Video.






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