Yet another of those sorts of T-shirts.
I got a snap of the T-shirt I saw in Carrefour the other day. I suppose that “toxic” might indeed be quite an appropriate adjective considering the state of the environment, but I think it might be a more suitable description of the Internet at the moment. At school at least it’s got very difficult to access quite a few sites.
When I get the opportunity, though, I’m going to see whether it’s any more difficult in the classrooms upstairs because I’m wondering whether the line from our office is being deliberately interfered with. For example, I tracked down the Junicode font a couple of days ago, but it took me some time to be able to download it because I either couldn’t access a page or I’d be redirected to some search engine page and would have to try reloading the page.
On the other hand, when I was looking at the same pages from one of the computers in the classrooms I didn’t have any problems at all. Mind you, that was just one time and no proof of anything.
I see that the Americans are going to spend US$30 million on fighting online cэnσorσhιp. Yeah, that’s so going to work. If you looked at traffic out of the Empire, whether it could successfully connect to some external website or not, just where would people be going? What proportion of the country even strays outside the box? If access was allowed to blogspot, YouTube, and Facebook, who would actually go there? Mind you, perhaps we need someone to go Admiral Perry on the Ministry of Raging Paranoia and kick the door in. But it is the Ministry of Raging Paranoia, fighting the good fight against that worst of enemies – the people.