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The Bluegrass Institute's blog has chronicled the ongoing saga of the Kentucky state government's policy blocking access to all blogs from state-owned computers:

Never mind that blogs often do provide a great deal of techical expertise in areas from economics to math to statistics to education. Many of these specialized bloggers devote themselves to digging up news related to their chosen topic and offer a great deal of essential context on events.

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A constantly improving quality of government demands outside-the-box thinking. This policy blocking blogs from state worker eyes, in an effort to crack down on time-wasters, has instead protected them from ideas from all over the world that could directly help them do a better job.

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They just haven't gone far

They just haven't gone far enough. Once they block ALL access to the Internet from government computers, everything will be fine.

"A constantly improving

"A constantly improving quality of government demands outside-the-box thinking."

HAH! I'll say... that plus divine intervention.

Seems Kentucky is hurting

Seems Kentucky is hurting our so-called "trade deficit" by importing Chinese web regulations...

Seriously, though, unless it's hosted at Blogspot or TypePad or something, how do they know what is and isn't a blog?

Constant: Probably in a few

Constant:
Probably in a few cases, but I suspect most people will just give up and get back to work.

Seriously, though, unless

Seriously, though, unless it’s hosted at Blogspot or TypePad or something, how do they know what is and isn’t a blog?

They can, of course, use the various indexes to get the vast majority of the most popular ones. Which may be good enough to cut down on the vast majority of it. For example Technorati.

Of course filtering can be

Of course filtering can be and is circumvented.

Last I noticed, inbreeding

Last I noticed, inbreeding is what force-based institutions do best and require...to continue to exist.

Unbusinesslike as usual.