Digital dissidents


Steve Coll in the Washington Post has an interesting article on the role of text messaging on cell pohnes, as the favored medium for communication among Arab dissidents. It seems that this particular channel of communications is less amenable to censorship than web sites, fax machines, and other methods.

Given the pace of technological progress, it is a good possibility that repression will remain a step behind free decentralized comuuncations.

Ed Lasky  3 29 05