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A Frightening Week

Jan 31, 2011, 16:35 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fred Wilson)

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"When something you have come to rely on is taken away from you, it is frightening.

"This week, when I read that Egypt's government was able to completely turn off the Internet in country, it stunned me. The Internet was designed to be immune to such things.

"I have come to accept the idea that I can skype with anyone anywhere in the world at any time as "the way it is." I have come to accept the idea that I can text message anyone with a cell phone anywhere in the world at any time as "the way it is." I have come to accept that I can check twitter and find out what is happening all over the world in real time as "the way it is."

"Well it isn't exactly the way it is. And that is frightening to me."

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