A story by Harry Turtledove available online: We Haven't Got There Yet.
I know it may seem completely disconnected, but bear with me. Sometimes I wonder about how bizarre the world has become with hyperlinks, and how peculiar - and absolutely vital - it is in Academe to constantly be updating one's references whenever you write anything. The "viral effect" of the ACMA's blacklist has led to some truly surreal discussions on Wikipedia. Can we even talk about talking about a particular URL?
The whole thing makes as much sense as this:
Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia loves us dearly with some exceptions for reasons unknown but time will tell and suffers like the divine Miranda with those who for reasons unknown but time will tell are plunged in torment plunged in fire whose fire flames if that continues and who can doubt it will fire the firmament that is to say blast hell to heaven so blue still and calm so calm with a calm which even though intermittent is better than nothing but not so fast and considering what is more that as a result of the labors left unfinished crowned by the Acacacacademy of Anthropopopometry of Essy-in-Possy of Testew and Cunard it is established beyond all doubt all other doubt than that which clings to the labors of men that as a result of the labors unfinished of Testew and Cunard it is established as hereinafter but not so fast for reasons unknown that as a result of the public works of Puncher and Wattmann it is established beyond all doubt that in view of the labors of Fartov and Belcher left unfinished for reasons unknown...I left out Steinweg and Peterman not for reasons unknown, but because I'm struggling with the concept of viral banning, and how the fact that it's a really, really Bad Idea could possibly be controversial.