Technology and Politics

Politicians say the darndest things, especially when it comes to technology. Here are some technology related quotes made famous my our elected officials and civil servants.

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
– Al Gore/Vice President of the United States

Ten movies streaming across that, that Internet, and what happens to your own personal Internet? I just the other day got…an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday. I got it yesterday [Tuesday]. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially.
– Ted Stevens/Alaska Senator

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It’s not a big 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.
– Ted Stevens/Alaska Senator

Internet != Big Truck

Internet != Big Truck

As broadband deployment and more importantly if you look at the megabyte per second how much information can we get though the pipeline is going to be so important as new and new software technologies are introduced what you are going to see is huge change from how applications are architected with skip logic to video and much more human ways of interacting with these applications rather than binary or COBOL ways to interacting with those applications.
– Vivek Kundra/United States Chief Information Officer


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