Back slowly away from the internet

The Wired Campus reports that a judge has ordered a student to stay off the internet after he harassed another student via e-mail. This seems to me like banning someone from the telephone.

Commenters point out that banning the student from the internet will make it difficult if not impossible for him to complete his coursework. One suggests he could “use the library,” but as so many library resources are online, that’s not really a solution.

2 thoughts on “Back slowly away from the internet

  1. You know, it really is a creative sentence, and, well, intellectual access issues aside, it may be a good deterrent to online harrassment – a big problem on college campuses in the era of almost-institutionalize FaceBook-stalking.

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