1997-07-17 - Re: The Big Sellout

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From: Brian Lane <nexus@eskimo.com>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
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Message ID: <33CD6C29.C60338E7@eskimo.com>
Reply To: <Pine.GSO.3.95.970715233716.9149D-100000@well.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-07-17 01:07:19 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 09:07:19 +0800

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From: Brian Lane <nexus@eskimo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 09:07:19 +0800
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject: Re: The Big Sellout
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Message-ID: <33CD6C29.C60338E7@eskimo.com>
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Declan McCullagh wrote:
> I spoke to Netscape earlier today. The company previously had announced it
> would support PICS in a future version of Navigator. Now it's pledging to
> support PICS in the *next* version.
> -Declan

  I don't care if Netscape supports PICS or not, as long as I still have
freedom to turn that option off (and that it is preferrably not enabled
default, or indicates in an OBVIOUS way that it is active).

  This whole thing is a load of shit though. The government is
to have control over thousands of private computers and networks. No one
has to put their kids on the net (IMHO the damn thing is a large waste
time, they should be reading books or building things instead), so it
be the parents decision to give them access -- It is therefore the
responsibility to monitor their kids activities, not the governments and
everyone elses.

  My webpage will proudly remain unlabeled by any labeling standard.
Anyone got a good design for a 'No Lables, Never' sticker to add to our


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