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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jedi protecting the E-Rate?

Check it out! George Lucas testified in front of Congress in support of the E-Rate. Here's the transcript of his testimony. Here's a newspaper article with lots of congresspeople invoking Star Wars imagery. In his opening statement, Rep. Ed Markey says that Lucas supported the E-Rate back in 1993, and led Markey to fight for its inclusion in the Telecom Act. I didn't realize Lucas was such a big E-Rate supporter. I take back everything I ever said about Jar Jar Binks.

Now if only we could get Shatner to support the program.

Another interesting E-Rate footnote: in his opening statement, Rep. Markey claims credit for coining the term "E-Rate." I thought Gore claimed credit for that, just like he invented the Internet.

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