[LINK] Optus says 'yes' to internet filter plan

Lea de Groot lealink at viking.org.au
Thu Apr 23 10:42:15 AEST 2009

On 23/04/2009, at 8:50 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> Optus says 'yes' to internet filter plan
> Phillip Hudson
> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/biztech/optus-says-yes-to-internet-filter-plan/2009/04/22/1240079731058.html
> ...
> The Government made an election promise to offer households a
> family-friendly clean internet service

Ah, if only it were so
'offer' has such a different meaning than the word that would be more  
accurate: 'force'

FTR - I thought the Liberals were the ones promising an internet  
filter, and I was voting against it.
Not sure how I got mixed up on that one, darn it.

If they were going to require ISPs to 'offer' a clean feed, I'd be all  
for it, but I wouldn't opt for it myself.
Forcing me to take a slowdown for material that i will never ever view  
anyway is just annoying and detrimental to my productivity.
Sorry - nothing new here, just incensed by the word 'offer' :)

Lea de Groot

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