NEWS FLASH: The internet is not a big truck, it's a series of tubes

Monday, 2006-07-03; 02:18:00

You seriously can't make this stuff up (via Wired):

There's one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie delivered to your house daily by delivery service. Okay. And currently it comes to your house, it gets put in the mail box when you get home and you change your order but you pay for that, right.

But this service isn't going to go through the interent [sic] and what you do is you just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge is free.

Ten of them streaming across that internet and what happens to your own personal internet?

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.

So... he seems like maybe he's talking about Netflix, and how the mail system is totally different than the internet because the internet can get clogged up with too much stuff while the mail system can't. The internet -- a virtual world that is transmitted by light/electrical pulses -- gets clogged up, while the mail system -- a physical system where physical goods get exchanged -- can't get clogged.

Right. Whatever you say, Senator Ted Asshat Stevens.

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