March 31, 2009
Accurate sarcasm ...
Just read this little snippet from Techdirt, which notes that since the German School shooting a lot of people, including a Police Chief, have called for a ban on violent video games - citing a link between them and school shootings. Now, I'm not a fan of violent video games and think the world would be no worse off had they never existed. But I'm not a an of tinned Tuna, either ...
Great quote from the writer at the end:
Violent people probably eat sandwiches, so let's ban them, too. I bet they have all ridden in cars, too, so riding in cars must cause violent behavior -- ban 'em. This correlation/causation thing is easy, isn't it?
Harkens to an earlier Techdirt post about Intellectual Property laws being based on moral arguments rather than evidence ...Posted by Hughie at March 31, 2009 1:53 PM