Monday, November 10, 2008

On Internet Filtering

I was going to write a big diatribe about how this is destined for failure, and how we should all write letters to the Minister, and then Nicholas wrote an awesome letter.

I think you should go read that instead. Oh yeah, and write a letter. Cos Internet filtering is really stupid.

2 comments:

Adam Man Tium said...

There is an opinion piece in that lefty-bum*-rag, The Age, on this.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/government-uploads-hypocrisy-with-internet-censorship-20081109-5kuz.html?page=-1

I for one want a golden sheild to protect my children from unnamed threats. How am I supposed to feel safe with them exposed to the unknown whilst I am working 13 hour days to pay for new computers and high speed internet and am therefore unable to watch over them like a Hawk. Maybe I should hire a nanny? But that would cost money, meaning that I would have to clone myself to work two jobs simultaneously. And as the government will no doubt be restricting access to self-help-self-cloning sites, that plan is unworkable. My poor kids, oooh my poor kids. Their lives will be ruined and all I can do about it is beg that an interventionist government led by Maverick senator Steve Fielding will make it safe for the poor little darlings.
Now if they instead developed a platform of an eight hour day, freeing me up to actually spend time with my kids, rather than wasting tax payer money and time on a piece of crap filter that will be easily circumvented and will negatively impact upon ALL Australian internet traffic, perhaps I could develop my skills as a parent, rather than being stuck in an office/car/tomb wasting my life to get money to buy crap I don't want or need.
Won't someone please think of the children of working families?


* and by 'bum' I mean those lay-abouts who do nothing but mooch off the Aussie Tax-Payer, lamenting the long gone Whitlam era when Marx was still cool and socialists were going to save us all from big business elites.

Sam D said...

Perhaps you can ask Clive Hamilton about it next time he pops in - he's been a supporter of ISP level filtering since 2003.