Internet-Teenagers and what Ubuntu can do.

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at
Wed Jan 28 10:07:34 UTC 2009

To be honest, I never really understood the focus on technological
solutions to this problem.  The user being monitored will always try to
fight their way out of the box, and will often succeed (e.g. by
downloading a live CD and using that).

When you start locking down every avenue for "unauthorised" use of a
computer, you very quickly find yourself disabling legitimate uses of
that computer - see the record industry for a classic example of where
these good intentions usually lead to.

It seems to me that putting computers in shared spaces (e.g. the family
living room) encourages users to police themselves, as well as letting
everyone spend more time together.

> PS: a) I don't know if this is the right place to discuss this
>        -> noise signal

Thank you for this opportunity to shamelessly remind everyone to fill in
the signal:noise survey:

Everyone is invited to fill the survey in - it's just as important to
fill in the survey if you don't know what counts as signal and noise, or
if you find it a constant irritant.  The survey doesn't take long, is
completely anonymous, and is designed so that you don't need to worry
about whether your answers are "right" or "wrong".  Go to:

	- Andrew

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