CNN: Best coverage of Bush's "the Internets" and "the Google"

CNN: Best coverage of Bush's "the Internets" and "the Google"

Summary: You'd have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard about how President Bush has publicly referred to the Internet as "the Internets" and Google as "the Google." But as a Friday end-cap, before you wrap things up, be sure to check out CNN's coverage of GW's alleged gaffs.

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You'd have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard about how President Bush has publicly referred to the Internet as "the Internets" and Google as "the Google." But as a Friday end-cap, before you wrap things up, be sure to check out CNN's coverage of GW's alleged gaffs. CNN's piece was probably inspired by the Wall St. Journal's coverage (which is cited in the video). It's very well done and even points out that Bush could technically be right in referring to the Internet given the existence of Internet 2 (based on Internet Protocol version 6... don't ask). Had they asked me, I would have agreed that there's more than one Internet. But my response would be based more on the way the Internet may soon boil down to a collection of government sanctioned stovepipes whose walled gardens are maintained by the communications and digital rights management cartels.

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  • the fragmentation of the Internet must not be allowed to happen.

    The technology available today has the power to enslave everybody and the political will to use it for such purposes is demonstrably already here.
    (For "your own good" of course.)

    The internet has the ability to make "the truth" almost impossible to suppress and also has unprecedented capacity to help bring about some world-wide unity and much needed co-operation.

    I am against censorship, fragmentation or localised control for any purpose other than thwarting international crime or atrocities such as child-porn. Even then, it should be sparingly applied and as narrow in scope as possible.

    btw - IMO, Bush should never have been allowed to happen either and I wish that he had more worth than just his buffoon entertainment value.
    Castanet
  • Stupidity is not funny

    Especially when talking about the President. You'd expect the guy to be at least as literate as a shaved ape. Mothers, don't let you kids go to Yale and Harvard ? Bush actually "graduated" from both (with a low C average, though).
    zaine_ridling
    • Internet or Internets

      Are there 2 unique Internets from the point of use of information and access vice technology for the government officials? If so, would you refer to them as Internet or Internets?
      bankz27
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    mlf1970