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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Chat rooms shutdown. 

I was searching around for an excuse to post up a glamourous woman pic this morning when Carol Vorderman came to my rescue. She appeared on GMTV congratulating Microsoft for closing down all it's unmoderated chatrooms in line with recommendations from a government thinktank that she is a member of.

Now, I like our Carol but she is completely wrong on this one. This is like closing down the M4 (motorway) because there are bad people in London and children might be able to get on a bus and see them. The future is going to be highly connected and the way to deal with this is to educate, not to ban, block or otherwise censor.

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