That’s one popular definition of the Internet: a series of tubes filled with cats. given the prevalence of cat cartoons, memes, pictures, videos, and so on, I’m tempted to agree. Some of the stuff in my e-mail box reminds me of hairballs and littler-box leftovers. Thus, it is only fair for me to do my part to keep the Internet’s tubes full of cats:
On a more serious note, this past weekend, when the Brussels police asked people not to talk about movements in the city, Belgians flooded twitter with cat pictures and memes on various lock-down and security related hashtags, drowning out any attempts to pass the word as to where and when the police and military were moving.
Which confirms my suspicions that the Internet is not only a series of tubes filled with cats, it is run by cats. Douglas Adams thought it was white mice and dolphins, but he was wrong. Or the conspiracy spread misinformation.
I suppose that’s not as…lurid.. as some of the other definitions of the internet. 1) “The internent, where the the men are men, the women are too, and the children are FBI” 2) “Think of something, anything – no don’t tell me – alright, got it? Somewhere on the the internet there is a group talking about having sex with it.” “I thought of diesel engi-” “Yes.”
 At BEST, a dated reference.