As reported in the Week in Geek column, Sunrise recently reported that the Internet is nearly full. Besides the hilarity in watching David Koch describe the Internet as consisting of a series of tubes (channelling Ted Stevens), Pete Blasina explained that he was surprised that the Internet hadn’t run out of capacity already, that the Internet was 13 years old (it isn’t), and that the switches on the Internet are the critical consideration.

Old hats in technology reporting know that stories about the Internet running out of capacity are nearly as old as the Internet itself (well, Blasina’s Internet back to 1996). Here’s a few old links: