August 03, 2006

Quoted on "DOPA"

National Journal's section Technology Daily August 1 roundup had a small quote from me (regrettably behind a subscriber wall)

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Another pending measure, one the House passed last week, also sparked blog criticism. The bill would require schools and libraries to block student access to online social networks. Seth Finkelstein at Infothought argued that the measure "[legislates] against interactivity."

That's an accurate quote, as far as it goes. Though the excerpt didn't fully convey that I playing off the expression "legislating morality". The full sentence was: "But "DOPA" is dramatically beyond legislating morality - it's legislating against interactivity."

Not that I'm complaining, merely elaborating. All (positive) mentions gratefully accepted. Though I received perhaps two referer hits from National Journal, so my tech pundit status remains down in the Z-list.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in press | on August 03, 2006 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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