technology

The French president's desire to rein in the web is hopelessly misguided.

Dan Gould
  • 31 may 2011


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This article titled “Only a fool or Nicolas Sarkozy would go to war with Facebook” was written by John Naughton, for The Observer on Saturday 28th May 2011 23.04 UTC

Oscar Wilde described foxhunting as “the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable”. If Wilde had been able to see the diminutive tyrant who is currently president of France going on last week about bringing the internet to heel, he might have updated his hunting metaphor to “the clueless in pursuit of the unattainable” perhaps.

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