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Username: iceberg
Date/Time: Tue, October 31, 2000 at 3:32 PM GMT
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Subject: Opportunity for WWW to set a global standard


        I understand your concern here. However, isn't it more important to protect our children from potentially harmful material than to worry about the handful of sites that are going to lose children as part of their audience? This has nothing to do with freedom of speech, but with target audience.

This is a perfect opportunity for "The Web" to set some standards for the viewing public. Its not like material will be removed from the web. But it will be kept from the eyes that are not mature enough to view such content. And face it, no matter what your cultural, religious, or sexual makeup is, we all know what is right and wrong. There are a set of "natural laws" that we are born with. Even a toddler know it is wrong when he/she takes something that isn't theirs.

So if we use common sense, the web can be a safe place for our children to explore. Also, by organizing the web into their respective TLDs, filtering software can operate more efficiently and with fewer mistakes.

Someone once said, "The Internet is the world's largest library without an index."


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