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Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:39:45 GMT From: sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye) To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens Message-ID: <hfr17h$93s$2@news.eternal-september.org> hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com wrote: > back then, lots of kids didn't have cameras at all, if they did, > they were quite cheap; only a rare few had good ones. Almost every kid I knew had an Instamatic. True, that if you wanted to develop a naked photo you couldn't just give it to Walgreen's. You had to know someone with a darkroom. But finding those people was as easy as finding someone who could sell you dope. > We must remember that information that once stayed hidden in the > bottom of a file cabinet is now easily indexed and accessed remotely > via computers and the Internet. To say an element of information > was "always out then, nothing has changed" is not at all accurate; > much has changed thanks to computers. But should our reaction change? I really don't think so.
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:35:05 GMT From: sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye) To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens Message-ID: <hfr0up$93s$1@news.eternal-september.org> Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > as humanity, and they are, after all, children - but for adults > to bleat about the consequences of giving such tools to children is > like telling kids that they shouldn't touch the firearm dad keeps > in the drawer next to his bed. But this whole thing is being blown out of proportion. I don't think it's the advance of technology that has caused these problems, but the conservatism brought on by the threat of lawsuits. School administrators are ready to throw the book at students with naked photos on their cell phones not because the photos are any worse or any more available than the Polaroids of old, but because the courts have awarded ridiculous judgments to plaintiffs in cases involving anything that can be even remotely construed as "sex". This stifling does not just apply to photos on cell phones, either. Parents can't just build playground equipment anymore. Local jurisdictions such as cities and counties can tear them down because they don't meet certain safety requirements and the jurisdictions are afraid of being sued. Now, to put up playgound equipment requires about a $20,000 investment in the "right" equipment that has been type-approved. No more tire swings.
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:48:41 -0500 From: Telecom digest moderator <redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: I'm back Message-ID: <20091211004841.GA8111@telecom.csail.mit.edu> After a couple of weeks in the hospital, a dozen meetings with Doctor Poke N. Prune, three surgeries, and a lot of reading, I'm officially cured. I'm resuming my post as Moderator, and I look forward to getting back to work and to improving The Telecom Digest in the time ahead. My heartfelt thanks go to Bruce Bergman, who stepped up and did a great job despite having to learn more about Linux than any volunteer should need. Bruce's experiences and his comments about the Digest's internal setup will go a long way toward helping me improve things. Thank you, Bruce! I owe you one! -- Bill Horne Moderator
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