Archive for December 15th, 2009

Loud Music: EU Treating the Symptoms, Not the Disease

I see on the BBC that the European Union nanny-state wants to limit the volume levels of portable music players so as to protect the hearing of today’s youth. This is slightly embarrassing, as they already passed just such a law several years ago, and now apparently feel the need to be even more restrictive.

Aside from my philosophical objections to this sort of busy-body protect-you-from-yourself nannying, I believe that the whole idea is fundamentally flawed and even, dare I say, retarded? Yes, I think I dare…
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General | on December 15th, 2009 | No Comments »