Yesterday's article about Harvard Radio station WHRB 95.3 FM included a number of occurences of the words 0rgy/ies, all in a music programming context. Many large organisations run web proxy software such as WebMarshal which, to quote their website:
When a user on your network requests access to a web page, the request goes through WebMarshal. WebMarshal then checks the requested web page against a set of rules that you (the employer) define (your internet access policy). WebMarshal then scans the page for its content - viruses, profanity, appropriateness, b0mb making, adult themes etc - a whole host of things..
Then if the rules allow, and the user is allowed access, and if WebMarshal deems the page is "safe", WebMarshal fetches the page and sends it to the users browser. It does all this instantly and transparently to your users - affording them a safe Internet browsing experience.
Some web proxy software decided that my article Harvard Radio treads where BBC fears to go did not afford 'a safe Internet browsing experience' and blocked access to it.
WebMarshal talks about 'b0mb making'. There is a deep irony here. My article was written in praise of WHRB 95.3 FM's series of Antal Dorati programmes. Dorati was a true polymath, conductor, composer, artist and communicator. He titled his brilliant book 'For inner and outer peace' after Beethoven's inscription on the score of the Missa Solemnis. Here, from his book, is Dorati writing about the menace of b0mbs:
We are aware of this danger
Or are we - really?
Are we perhaps, deluding ourselves by thinking that it will be the "bombs of the enemy" that will destroy us?
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