This is one Internet that Ted Stevens wish never arrived: He’s been indicted on seven counts of making false statements. This is part of a probe that’s ensnared a few others already.
Regardless of the indictment, this is as good of a time as ever to remember the first time Ted Stevens did something for folks other than a few people in Alaska…namely, how he reshaped how we think about the Internet.
My afternoon was certainly a grand improvement over my morning. Today, for the first time, I met Brad Kelly, a friend for six years over the Internet(s), and his girlfriend Erika, as they vacation here in Charleston for the remainder of the week. It was a fantastic meetup over a fantastic lunch (Melvin’s BBQ on James Island). The Internet is freaking cool — and a little weird — in that you can know someone left and right having never truly met them. Indeed, he would agree, it was one heck of a good time.