AT&T decided that the BGR was not a good place for its employees to spend time, and blocked the Web site. But it didn't block everyone.
Alright AT&Tizzle, you won. You've blocked people from accessing BGR on your network (unless they are pretty high up), so we're blocking you. That's right. All the higher-ups will no longer be able to surf BGR. They'll have to resort to viewing our scoops on the thousands of sites that pick them up. It was fun while it lasted, but we have a feeling you'll miss us a lot more than we'll miss you.
What else is there to say?
The Boy Genius has decided that if AT&T is only going to let its higher-ups access his site, then no one at the company deserves to read his stuff. He blocked all of AT&T from being able to access the site.
I can understand AT&T's position in the "you-shouldn't-be-surfing-the-Web-at-work" perspective. But why cut off its employees from what is often a valuable source of information that's related to the industry AT&T operates in?
I received emails from several AT&T employees late in the day yesterday who said that the powers that be had un-blocked The Boy Genius Web site. I confirmed this with The Boy Genius. Whoever is controlling the names on AT&T's blacklist has decided to take the BGR off. AT&T employees, get yer BGR on!