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Monday, April 24, 2006

B & H Take Note!

Wall Street Journal:

Surfing at Work: It's Okay
Is surfing the Web the same thing as reading the newspaper or talking on the telephone? According to John Spooner, an administrative law judge in New York, it is indeed. In recommending only a light punishment for a city worker accused of disregarding warnings to stay off the Internet while at work, the judge wrote that "It should be observed that the Internet has become the modern equivalent of a telephone or a daily newspaper, providing a combination of communication and information that most employees use as frequently in their personal lives as for their work.''

5 Comments:

Blogger Rafi G said...

Internet here I come!!!

3:19 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

What's the connection to B&H?

10:50 AM  
Blogger Leapa said...

B & H Photo, whose main business is today web based, is well known for their extremely prohibitive internet policy.

Since they are so concerned for their haimishe employees, maybe they should be the first to fund a 'Safe Internet Foundation' of technical and educational initiatives for the frum rather than a KGB and iron curtain for their employees.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous dave said...

Look, everyone knows (even written about in the secular press) the vast amounts of wasted time spent surfing the internet. Maybe you wouldn't be so cynical about B&H if you yourself owned a business that had employees wasting time on the internet. Don't judge somebody else until you're in their shoes.

10:14 AM  
Blogger pro ban said...

>It should be observed that the Internet has become the modern equivalent of a telephone or a daily newspaper, providing a combination of communication and information that most employees use as frequently in their personal lives as for their work.''

Isn't this a reason why the internet should for sure be banned?
If it is indeed becoming so part of daily life, doesn't that make the dangers closer than ever? Not everyone has the best filters or familiar enough with how to safeguard, yet so many are having internet become part of their life. Trust the gedolim. They have more experience than us.

10:38 PM  

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