I just talked with John Wiley Price. He doesn't know anything about any banned blogs. In fact, he sounded completely befuddled by the topic. He said he remembered a year or so ago that some restrictions were put into place because County employees were looking at pornographic sites. He also said "I don't even know what blog means."So what of The Great Dallas Blog Ban? Unfair Park had reported that "Price is on the county’s IT steering committee, and two weeks back got his colleagues to adopt a new policy that restricts Internet access for county workers." Maybe it's really just an unintended consequence? If so, Dallas County's IT department needs to give everybody back their web access, pronto.
As far as an elected official in 2007 declaring he doesn't know what the word "blog" means - Good God! I don't know where to begin.
UPDATE: Kuff wants to know if the Blog Ban extends beyond blogspot and typepad blogs?