\u00a0\u00a0 This week we've opened a discussion about the ongoing proliferation of TV-like viewing opportunities -- college basketball, "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and the like -- being dangled in front of every office worker with a PC and a broadband connection. I asked the recipients of my e-mail list -- the Buzzblog Brigade -- what they felt about the matter \u2026 and most who weighed in were predictably none too pleased.\u00a0\u00a0 Now I've heard from Brigade member Jim Albright, who while not exactly dancing on his desktop over the PC\/TV evolution, sees less cause for alarm than do many of his fellow network professionals. Here's what Albright has to say."I\u2019ve always felt that Internet access blocking techniques should be utilized for protection only," he writes.\u00a0 "Obviously it\u2019s critical to prevent viruses, spyware, and spam, etc., from finding their way onto your network.""In terms of productivity and time wasters, though, I think that those who want to waste time will find a way to do it.\u00a0 Before Internet access there were personal phone calls, hanging out at the water cooler, excessive smoke breaks, etc.\u00a0 I\u2019ve always felt 'We\u2019re all adults here' and that if you hire the right people you won\u2019t have to worry about these issues.\u00a0 As long as an individual\u2019s responsibilities are being met, I see no harm in a quick personal interruption to the day, as long as it does not become abusive.\u00a0 In fact, some personal obligations can only be addressed during business hours.\u00a0 And in this time of increasing connectivity, cell phones, remote access, etc. how often do we handle company business on personal time?"\u00a0 \u00a0\u00a0 "Obviously, watching an entire episode of 'Lost' is an abuse, but these abuses will show themselves through lost productivity and should be addressed on an individual basis.\u00a0 I think that blocking Internet access globally is a 'punishing the class' approach and I don\u2019t think that employees should be treated like they are in elementary school."\u00a0\u00a0 In theory and in general I agree with Albright.\u00a0\u00a0 However, I hold no responsibility for managing a network, nor do I have to concern myself with legal matters or regulatory issues that might arise from unfettered workplace Internet use. \u00a0\u00a0 In other words, it's entirely possible that the world Albright and I would prefer to work in simply doesn't have much of a future -- and the two of us are among those holdouts who are going to have to adjust.\u00a0\u00a0 Want to join the Buzzblog Brigade? All you have to do is ask. The address is email@example.com.