The people regulating the Internet have no concept how it works
Since Al Gore invented the Internet, I’m surprised he didn’t take the time to explain how it works to Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. After all, the man is a member of the Senate Commerce Committee. Stevens recently had this to say in regards to why he voted against 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?
Read the entire rambling, disjointed commentary here. I am not necessarily a fan of using legislation to try and ensure that ISPs don’t play favorites when it comes to delivering your bits and bytes over the wire. One reason is that I’m suspicious of Net Neutrality is that most of “our representatives” in government have zero clue when it comes to understanding what it is they are actually voting for at any given time. Net Neutrality as a concept is great. Net Neutrality as a piece of legislation is dicey. I’m scared for the future.
That thar Internetchamacallit needs regulatin’ doncha know? Otherwise the tubes might get fouled up, and we all knows that would be real badlike.