Head of US Senate Committee does not know what the Internet is

Wired and a few other websites have published a chilling and worrying account of the general knowledge that US politicians have of the Internet phenomenon.

At the end of last month, Senator Ted Stevens explained to the Americans and the rest of the world why he did not vote for an amendment to a telecommunications bill that would provide some fundamental net neutrality provisions.

The text of the Senator's explanation can be found on Wired Magazine. To appreciate the speech, listen to the streamed intervention here.

"Just the other day I got, an internet message which 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."