[clug] OT: Protesting the proposed clean feed?

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed Oct 22 22:32:01 GMT 2008

On 23/10/2008, at 09:25 , Nathan Rickerby wrote:

> The outcomes could be distilled, simplified and described
> in non-technical language, some open source solutions could be  
> proposed.


This is not a technical problem looking for a technical solution.

This is a problem of politics. It's not about "we want to have a  
filter to stop our kiddies seeing bad men shoving things up their  
bums," it's about "I want to be perceived as having done something  
and taken decisive action."

What is needed here is a way to take the clue bat to the pollies and  
point out to them that even China can't get internet filtering right.  
The only way to protect kids from stuff you don't want them to see is  
to poke their eyes out. But then they'll just hear it instead.


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