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Impressed with resilience of internet

As the current regime in Iran tries to shutdown the internet and new media methods of communication, it has been very impressive just how difficult it is to silence the people. The internet, even in a centralized theocracy, is profoundly resilient and able to work around various specific links being cut. The people are being forced to resort to all sorts of challenging work-around solutions, but the word is getting out and the resistance is being planned and coordinated.

Pretty impressive design. Hats off to the cold war era packet messaging system designers from the 1960s.

I am hoping the resistance continues to be non-violent; though with the current government’s crackdown, it is unlikely to be completely peaceful.

Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish continues to be an excellent source for news about the current revolution in Iran.

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