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Old 02-05-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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This may be about the internet but down deep it's about forms of communication that allow constant communication between peoples of the world and that is Shortwave Radio or other forms of old school communication.

"For all that the revolution in Egypt tells us about the power of networked media to promote bottom-up change, it even more starkly reveals the limits of our internet tools and the ease with which those holding power can take them away."

"Old media, such as terrestrial radio and television, were as distributed as the thousands of stations and antennae from which broadcast signals emanated, but all internet traffic must pass through government and corporate-owned choke points."


Internet is easy prey for governments - CNN.com
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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One reason I keep a portable short wave radio on the shelf.

Internet, TV and radio is great, but so vulnerable to even minor disruptions, along with our power grid.
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