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Comment: Re:Soon (Score 1) 138 138

Although I'm an avid reader of books and I believe in a free (as in freedoms) internet, it is a difficult balance between control and anarchy (the modern meaning of). Authors of books should have the incentive to earn a living from publishing their work but it seems that the few consumers who find a way to access works at no cost create an excuse for censorship. Censorship need have no limits, and in particular can be used as a method of control.

My original post was merely a jest of the Streisand effect; I'd not previously searched for sites for Ebook downloads but now I know - as do others - their URLs.

Comment: Unfortunately... (Score 1) 388 388

This is nothing new. My son is now 29 and at school was in this situation. He isn't even a techie, he's an artie, but had computer access at home from birth. I think the only answer is to have technical professionals teaching. At school (in the 60's) I learned metalwork and woodwork, not from graduates, but from tradesmen who been taught teaching skills.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.