But Senator Stevens, the 82-year old committee chairman from
Alaska, surprised the audience by announcing that his daughter
had bought him an iPod, and suddenly Stevens had a much greater
understanding of the many ways innovative technology can create
choice for consumers. Content industry representatives at the
hearing found themselves answering much tougher questions than
they typically receive.
That’s why we think all Senators ought to join Stevens’
esteemed company as iPod owners. Rather than wait for every
Senator’s daughter, we’re taking matters into our own hands and
buying a video iPod for the campaigns of Senators who work on
legislation affecting technology.