Thursday, December 11, 2008

Incompetence or censorship?

Two examples from this week, first we have Berlusconi's 'wonderful' RAI's screening of Brokeback Mountain which managed to broadcast a censored version without the icky gay bits - but still had a heterosexual sex scene. They claim they broadcast a version meant for family viewing in a later evening slot.
And then we have a teacher confiscating Linux disks from school children claiming that it must be pirate software, writing the following to the distributor:
This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison(sic) of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them...
boggle! This appears to be real but - as above shows a stunning level of ignorance (whilst claiming to have used Linux at college!?) I'd like to cry fake but I fear not!

No comments: