A Brief Foray Into Reactionary Hysteria

Webcomic Storyline: 

Help Desk, by Christopher B. Wright

Comic Transcript: 

CUSTOMER: I'm using your Conquistador web browser and I'm having some kind of problem...

ALEX: Can you be more specific?

CUSTOMER: It won't display any of the images hosted on my website.

ALEX: I think you've triggered our WebNetGuardian(TM) content filtering system. It's designed to filter out any information that may be inappropriate for children and adults.

ALEX: Go to the Edit menu, then click on "Preferences." Click the "Security" tab, then in the "Filter content for" area, click on the "Adult" radio button. Then click the "OK" button.

CUSTOMER: Now it won't load any content at all.

ALEX: Thank you for calling Ubersoft, and have a nice day.

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Laugh! :-)

This was a good one. I had to share it with a few people. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning :-)

Aw, c'mon...

Since this is obviously an idea you got from your recent experience with Firefox, you missed a chance to poke fun at open-source software. That bothers me because I really like the plotlines where The Boss tries to play evil catch-up with third-party software.

Reminds me of the Filtering

Reminds me of the Filtering system we have here. It blocks Imageshack, Photobucket, TinyPic and most of the other picture hosting sites :(

Or perhaps the filtering

Or perhaps the filtering system my entire country's about to get...

I knew I smelled a comic....

So far as national filtering systems go, the USA is about to have the ultimate. It's called the "Nobody has any money and they all cancel their internet service" filter.

Oh, that will probably affect

Oh, that will probably affect most of the world: half of the internet's infrastructure is hosted in the USA. If the depression actually hits rock bottom, chances are very good that the internet won't work at all for a while.