btw, the itu imploded

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Sun Dec 16 20:36:22 UTC 2012


On 12/16/2012 12:31 PM, Phil Regnauld wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 12:20:57PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
>>
>> I'm certain that most of you have already noticed how cutting off the
>> Internet is now on page 1 of every country's list of "Things to do when
>> there is an uprising ..."
>
> 	In Egypt, this may actually have led to the opposite of what the regime
> 	in place expected. Not the best source, but to illustrate:
>
> 	http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/01/egyptian-protestors-ditch-tech-use-word-of-mouth-to-mobilize/1
>
> 	It was argued that because there was no access to the net, and no
> 	other way to find out what was really going on, Egyptian citizens
> 	got off their couches and down into the street, which in some
> 	cases got some people to take sides and join the protests.
>
> 	Case of damned if you do, and damned if you don't, as far as
> 	censorship goes.

Or, "Freedom routes around brokenness."  :)




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