02 May 2007

Laying paving stones of 'good intentions' ...

... on the road to hell. Comes this word (via B5):

The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops' online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it could mean the end of military blogs, observers say.
Read more here.
One supposes it was only a matter of time. Thing is, the end result will be the vast majority of good, sound forward deployed milbloggers will fall silent and a veritable greek chorus of malcontents will continue to blog away, undoing all the good presently being accomplished. Question is, how long before the other services join the Army in its misbegotten directive?