January 14, 2004


Hey! Where's the problem? - Dave Lieber IN MY OPINION --Middle School Student Suspended for Using DOS Messaging System
(6 January 2004)

A thirteen-year-old Texas middle school student was suspended for three
days because he sent a message saying "Hey" to every computer in the
school using an old messaging system his father taught him while
tutoring him about DOS (the operating system). The columnist feels that
the punishment was far too harsh for the student's actions, particularly
because his actions were not forbidden by any written school policy.