Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Making lemonade

When you’re confronted with a device designed to be used against you, how do you react? Geeks find their own uses for technology.

This is precisely why attempts to firewall access to naughty sites is ultimately futile — motivated kids will eventually break through whatever obstacles you throw at them, or (like in this case) turn them to their advantage. You have to trust them to make good choices — in our case, we’re batting .500 at the moment.

2 comments:

  1. Hi FARfetched. If it's there, they'll find a way around it. :)

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  2. That's right. I told Daughter Dearest I was thinking about blocking Myspace, just so she would get motivated to hack around the block. She thought that was strange; I told her to look up "tiger teams" some time. I don't know if she ever did.

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