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January 25, 2009

Totally tubular!

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1232927986 ) Play

(Edit: Question dates fudged to push it back in time)

Here’s a second question for the day to make up for the repeat one earlier this week, folks.

Identify this chap and why he shot to “fame” on the interwebs:

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Cracked by Atul Mathew , Kal , Goyal , Rohan , Raghuvansh , username , udupendra , Jean Valjean , Mo and karthik.

Answer:

As Jean Valjean put it very succinctly, “Ted Stevens, Father of the intertubes”


11 Responses to “Totally tubular!”

  1. Ted Stevens,a senator from Alaska. Famous for “The Internet is a Series of Tubes” quote which was parodied on the Daily Show by Jon Stewart.


  2. Kal
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    Ted Stevens and here\’s how he shot to fame, straight from wikipedia

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  3. Kal
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    ” is an analogy used by former United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to describe the Internet in the context of network neutrality.[1] On June 28, 2006, he used this metaphor to criticize a proposed amendment to a committee bill. The amendment would have prohibited Internet service providers such as AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications from charging fees to give some companies higher priority access to their networks or their customers. This metaphor (along with several other odd choices of words) was widely ridiculed as demonstrating Stevens’s poor understanding of the Internet, despite being in charge of regulating it.[2]


  4. Goyal
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    Senator Ted Stevens


  5. Rohan
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    ted stevens, series of tubes analogy to the internet


  6. Raghuvansh
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    US Senator Ted Stevens, who hath said famously “The Internet is a series of tubes.”


  7. username
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    Ted Stevens
    “Series of tubes” is an analogy used by former United States Senator Ted Stevens to describe the Internet in the context of network neutrality. On June 28, 2006, he used this metaphor to criticize a proposed amendment to a committee bill. The amendment would have prohibited Internet service providers such as AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications from charging fees to give some companies higher priority access to their networks or their customers.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_of_tubes


  8. udupendra
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    Ted Stevens, who described the intarwebs as a series of tubes


  9. Ted Stevens, Father of the intertubes.


  10. Mo

    Ted Stevens – the internet is a series of tubes


  11. karthik

    ted stevens


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