Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Step Back

Iran bans fast internet.

This came up in a Google discussion today. If I may paraphrase a Googler, it reminded us that "those of us who are fortunate enough to have easy access to information tend to take it for granted and forget just how important access to knowledge is for those people who don't have it".

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech at Harvard University, September 6, 1943

11 comments:

Blu~ said...

I had a similar discussion with my folks just recently, very interesting...

They still use dial-up for their internet and don't know the difference and are completely happy but the day they get to experience the alternative, just as most will be hooked...

Mike said...

In Iran majority of them uses cyber cafe or any organization or club to access to the internet and mostly for chatting. So whether they have good speeds or not they are happy.
But having fast speed on the internet and refuse them that we personally don't want that but they are happy with dial up It seems.
Honest opinion If I would have used dial up to make this post would have take minutes, now it take seconds with broadband. In usa, we want more and more internet speed, which save lot of times.
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Nosh said...

It's ironic that the Persians were among most advanced and civilized races before the butcher-conquerors took over.

bremis said...

Actually this is again one more sign than a real attempt to prohibit our information-culture. I am sure that the modern iranian youth is not less informed about the global political situation than the youth in our democratic countries.

I only hope for the people there, that they will never have a situation like in Irak and wish them peace.

Ali said...

I was surprised by the comments of other readers. I just arrived from Iran and beleive me, in Iran people are not happy with dial up internet, they need more access to information. It is very insensible to think that people in Iran are happy with these restrictions.

nisa said...

hi,

too many people are speaking for other people, it's so sad. i wish for the people to speak for themselves. how do you like if i speak for you, things i think by my own self, for you?

why do people do that?

if people want to do that, at least please. ask the people you're speaking for, is that is what they really think or want.

please.

Dr. Taraneh Razavi said...

Hopefully it helps to understand each other when we talk to each other.

Mark said...
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Anonymous said...

A step down...

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seyma said...

I personaly had great advantage from these informations.

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