[LINK] Fwd: Internet Filtering

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Nov 11 09:43:37 AEDT 2008

On 11/11/2008, at 9:47 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> 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
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canute_the_Great>

That is precisely why we have nominations for "Cnut of the Week": In  
memory of King Cnut, we point out those people who are futilely trying  
to hold back the tide of change, particularly the tide of digital  


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