So yeah... definitely stole the title for this one from a friend of mine, Joel, but whatever. I never said I was original, did I? I didn't think so. And besides, a title isn't all that important right? I mean... it's the content of the actual object (in this case a spectacularly borish and unneeded blog) that really shines through and matters, right? Just say yes and move on.
But, really, it's amazing how true that statement above is. I mean... The seniors and juniors of my high school just got their own, personal laptops in the past two days and already things have left the stratasphere of normality and catapulted into the abyss of chaos. The sexurity block for the internet... and, yes, I do mean SEXurity...
Because, you know, no one knows what sex is in high school.
... has been completely thrown out the window. Within two hours of acquiring his laptop, a friend of mine had cracked the whole system and was on all of those restricted "sexually explicit" sites... Like Facebook... That is a dirty dirty place.
The laptops themselves are alright, it's the way people are using them. They're actually relatively useful when you're not searching for information on Elizabeth Timothy (the first female reporter) for an essay and a site labeled "The Life and Times of a Great American Writer" is blocked for sexual and adult content... Screw that.
But I digress, I suppose it's just human nature to want to crack the system, get around obstacles set before you, and stick it to The Man. The mass, 2000+ person e-mails that are eventually going to crash the computers and get our e-mails taken away from us is a bit much, though, I must admit. I feel like the administration is just sitting in their office laughing at how futile these little efforts are, knowing they've got us all under their thumbs...
Wish some other people would realize this.
Personally, I'd rather have a laptop where I can't go on Facebook and I know that the creepy kid who looks like he's 40 sitting beside me ISN'T looking up porn than not have a laptop and instead have just an empty carrying case.
By the way... these cases are the shit.