On July 27, 1996, I was looking at one of my favorite sites (Dr. Fun) and I was horrified by what I saw.
Parents, don't read the following caption to your children!!
Here is the offending item:
So I wrote the following to David Farley, the creator of Dr. Fun:Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 20:58:05 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Earl D. Fife"
Subject: Cartoon caption Cc: Bcc: X-Attachments: "more dorkier"? (July 26) Nevertheless, I love your cartoons. Keep up the good work. Earl
Within a few days, I received the following reply:Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 17:51:11 -0500 (CDT) X-Sender: email@example.com Mime-Version: 1.0 To: "Earl D. Fife"
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Farley) Subject: Re: Cartoon caption >"more dorkier"? (July 26) > Earl thanks for the note. I've corrected the caption and made it more grammatical. :) David
Below is the new version:
This is a wonderful example of what can be done by us policing ourselves on the Internet. All of this was done without government regulation.