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“Access Denied” Debate June 22, 2006

Posted by sdpurtill in Uncategorized.

I’ve always found it annoying that our school blocks popular sites like Facebook, Myspace and other websites that kids use quite a bit. I came across a great post today about the whole debate. Here’s a snippet of it…

Here’s another analogy: In the offline world if someone takes so many bathroom breaks that they aren’t getting their work done at an acceptable level you fire that person, you don’t barricade off the bathroom. More broadly, the Internet has changed the nature of work; people can and do work from anywhere at any time. If you want your employees to check their email on the weekends or finish a report at night then a logical tradeoff is allowing them to buy a book from Amazon when they are at the office. If you want a job to become a part of a person’s life then you have to give the person more control over how they fit their job into their life.

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