Sunday, June 05, 2005

BlogProps: CrosSwords

Bob James remembers Tiananmen, with some observations on what a phenomenon it was even without an "Internet assist."


it was a technological revolution as crowds grew and information got out because of fax machines, and the newest technology available at the time. If bloggers had been around during that time ...

An interesting question to me is whether the Internet would have enhanced the effectiveness of the student movement -- or drained off much of its strength. Would the freedom fighter in the picture below have been there to block those tanks, or would he have remained at home watching events out his window and spraining his thumb on the "Blog This!" button?

Related article: Is China growing freer than the West?

Related book: Almost a Revolution by Shen Tong

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