Promises, promises. After waiting so long it seems we have to wait a little longer….
I guess it’s back to The Grabber 😉
If you have an hour or two to kill answering questions at WikiAnswers can be fun. Mostly it is kids doing their homework – I wanted Homework Sucks as my user name but someone had already taken it – but sometimes the questions can become a little surreal…
How Many People in Australia Hate Carrots? Where was she raised? Why is Steve important to computers? How do you know when he is going to brake up with me? What was the outcome of his struggle? When did the hole us become a state? Will you maerry me?Â What is a good place to get black shirt? What do children get for christmas?Â Do you have a specific job or goal in mind? When and where did the story happen?Â Does a guy like you if he stops you in the hall to talk about random stuff?
The recent piece by [W:Clive James] on messy desks started me thinking that it may be time for a tidy… soonish 😉
According to the BBC report it was a single reader who started the whole chain of events. Were they aware that the record has been around for decades and was once freely available in UK high streets?
One would imagine that a body like the Internet Watch Foundation would have some understanding of how the Internet works. Do they not realise that anyone can Google for the image if they want to see it and that, as Wikipedia may be copied freely, you can find the Wikipedia article elsewhere anyway? The text from the article is available on a mobile phone version – without the image but updated to include information on the censorship.
Meanwhile we are left with the even more disturbing image….
Update: 10th December 2008
“…in light of the length of time the image has existed and its wide availability, the decision has been taken to remove this webpage from our list.”
Just a quick doodle as an experiment to see what happens :-/
While you are sleeping….