The Internets

18Jun09

Today, on a news blog that is covering a lot of up-to-date information from Iran, I found an article on how internet bandwidth has been changing since the elections. Here is the picture:

I get antsy if my internet access is down for two hours (since this prevents me from downloading an album or two) so it is an understatement to say that it is a shitty move on behalf of the ruling regime to throttle usage in this way. The same article mentions

Iran has significant commercial and technological relationships with the rest of the world. In other words, the government cannot turn off the Internet without impacting business and perhaps generating further social unrest. In all, this represents a delicate balance for the Iranian government and a test case for the Internet to impact democratic change.

Who knew 0s and 1s were so important?

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