[LINK] Fwd: Internet Filtering

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Nov 11 09:47:20 AEDT 2008

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 11/11/2008, at 9:02 AM, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> Lea de Groot wrote:
>>> Permanent link:
>>> http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20081109&mode=classic
>>> Do you think this is straight forward enough for a politician to
>>> understand? :)
>> King Canute, anyone...
> I've always preferred the spelling "Cnut" over "Canute" for that Great  
> King. If nothing else, it gives me the chance to mention that viewers  
> of "Stilgherrian Live" have, thanks to his Internet censorship  
> debacle, voted Senator Stephen Conroy our "Cnut of the Week" two weeks  
> running.

It is worth reading the Wikipedia on King Canute....and in particular this:

> Ruler of the waves
> Henry of Huntingdon, the 12th century chronicler, tells how Canute set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes; but the tide failed to stop. According to Henry, Canute leapt backwards and said 'Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws'. He then hung his gold crown on a crucifix, and never wore it again.[103


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