: This is actually a rather confused story from the BBC about peer-to-peer as a new means of distributing news, but it raises again the important notion that we need a new means of delivering news to people in countries subjected to government censorship (which — and I’m only half joking — may soon include this one). The story quotes Cambridge Prof. Ross Anderson, who goes off on tangents about using this to get around big news organizations (the web already does that) and blocking porn. The important point is that P2P can provide a means of delivering and sharing news and opinion that would be harder to block since it has no one address, no one source. We need more such mechanisms for writers and readers in Iran and China and … well, you know the list.
: Hoder reminds me of his post on this sometime ago, which I also blogged at the time.