Friday, January 28, 2011

Egypt, Cut Off

One of the interesting side stories to the revolution now taking place in Egypt is, what happens to a modern country when it disconnects itself from the Internet (let alone cell phone service)?

James Cowie, CTO of the internet monitoring group Renesys, writes:
What happens when you disconnect a modern economy and 80,000,000 people from the Internet? What will happen tomorrow, on the streets and in the credit markets? This has never happened before, and the unknowns are piling up.

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