Friday, December 18, 2009

Ahh nohing quite like ignorance

I think Verity Pravda has done a great job of outlining how well Stephen Conroy has responded to public discussion in crafting his revised "webpage blocking" policy.

This doesn't stop people such as Nina Funnell deciding to still attack the decision because somehow or other the list will be secret or will include stuff not really intended to be not classifiable. Anyone who shares Nina's concerns should actively contribute to the consideration of "Measures to increase accountability and transparency for Refused Classification". There is a discussion paper and comments are sought by 12 February 2010.

Meanwhile I love this sarcastic/satirical proposed Bill of Internet Rights. Highlights are;

The right to incite, inflame and insult others without fear of repercussion or social responsibility

The right to stick captions on cats

The right to say to someone “your an idiot”, and fail to recognise the irony

The right to argue without clarity, knowledge, reason or respect, including the abstract construction of straw man arguments and ad hominem attacks

The right to call any argument you don’t fully understand an abstract construction of straw man argument or ad hominem attack, whatever that means

The right to take everything at face value, read only headlines, and call it “truth”

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