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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Story of a Series of Tubes

Over at WSJ.com Aaron Rutkoff writes about Ted Stevens remixes in The Internet: a Series of Spoofs:
"In the first two weeks of July, Mr. Stevens's catchphrase -- 'It's a series of tubes!' -- became to some shorthand for the broader debate. The overly simplistic description of the Web's infrastructure made it easy for pro-neutrality activists to ridicule the other side as cranky and out of touch.

It wasn't just the activists who seized on the emerging meme. Online junkies and humorists with little or no position on the debate were helping to spread the speech virally around the Web (it eventually found its way to the writers at Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart.)"
That's good journalism.

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