John Paczkowski

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The Internet: A Series of Grey Bars?

How fantastically ironic. Senator Ted “the Internet is a series of tubes” Stevens (R., Alaska) has been indicted for making “false statements.” The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Stevens accepted gifts from Veco, an oil services provider, and then used his position and office on the oil-services company’s behalf.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the Senator’s been busted for making false statements. Back in 2006, he took quite a bit of flak for this now-infamous description of the 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.

“… 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 it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.”

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work