Thursday June 15th, 2000

Doug Turner writes, "I am on my paternity leave and I get this idea. I want a way that I can set my son down in front of Mozilla (when he is old enough), and make sure that he can not go to any site that I think are not for him.

"I know that there are a bunch of programs that do this like 'cyber-babysitter' or whatever, but they have two problems: (a) they are doing the rating instead of me, and (b) domains pop up faster than these pieces of software can keep up with.

"So the idea is to have a button on Mozilla that will lock the navigator to a paticular domain/website. I have a proof of concept working now. It is missing a few things but it is a start. Check it out... (requires Mozilla)"

#22 What ever happened to books.

by drwho9437

Monday June 19th, 2000 10:58 AM

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What ever happened to books. The web is not the best tool all the time. In this case a library IS. I'd say that about 70%-90% of the information on the net is redundant. And only about 20% is indexed. The internet is not the source of all knowledge. 10 years ago people got along fine without it but now seem to think that it is the only way to find information give me a break. Hopefully it will die down. Bottom line the sure the internet is useful but really it is only superior to a library when the information is constantly changing like with computers and inventory, not for a subject that doesn't change a lot every month like dinosaurs.