Edythe Jensen – “Patrons’ complaints about the Phoenix New Times and comedian George Carlin’s audio book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? could lead to the publications being yanked from library shelves if the Chandler Library Board agrees they’re too racy, irreverent or politically incorrect for public consumption.”
Carlos Sadovi – “After hearing from the district’s lawyers, the principal sent a letter to parents Monday informing them that the book would remain on the required reading list. He warned parents that if they directed their children not to read the book, it could “have a significant negative effect on the final course grade.”
The question is, who suffers more here? The students. They don’t get a say?
Editorial – “Some of those teens may be mature enough to read it as a cautionary tale. Others may be turned off by its depictions. Parents and guardians have a right to determine what their children read, as well. But the critics of the book do not have a right to dictate what other students read.”
EirePreneur – “Anyone who wants to put the RSS genie back in the bottle and rob the web of human filters should go work with the dead tree press.”
Scott Karp – “When you place a big bet on a new model, itâ€™s always nice hear that smart people are thinking about the big trends that underlie that model. So it was great to hear Robert Scoble, Paul Graham, and Larry Kramer thinking about human-driven information filtering on the Web â€” and particularly the role of TRUSTED humans.” (via)