Thursday, March 02, 2006

Does the idea that just looking at something can get your kid suspended from school seem a little gestapo-esque to anyone but me? It's not just the idea that a school can punish their students for the simple act of clicking on a link -- it's the idea that anyone's meandering about the Internet can have such devestating consequences. This brings to mind the This American Life episode* where the guy becomes obsessed that maybe he's downloaded child porn somehow, on accident -- I think about that all the time. Have I accidentally clicked on something that might indict me?

Do I have too much time on my hands?

*Note -- if you really want to hear that episode, search for "job interview pervert."

(I really hope someone googles that phrase and finds this page. Because that? Would be awesome.)

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