The real revolution
: Mark Glaser reports on the latest wave of Iranian repression of speech for bloggers and journalists alike:
In the U.S., when bloggers fact-check the media — as they did with the questionable National Guard memos on “60 Minutes” — they are hailed as new media heroes. In Iran, when reformist bloggers and journalists fact-check the government — as they did when the ruling hardliners railroaded the last election — they are put in jail and their publications are shut.
Spread the word.
Back on MSNBC
: I couldn’t be on Deborah Norville’s show tonight, but nonetheless, she read t his quote from a post below on the air just now:
: Ethan Zuckerman revels in a delicious nya-nya moment. He recalls the trouble he had raising funds for Geekcorps to take technology and connectivity to the developing world and now reads Business Week’s story about how the big growth in the technology is going to be in that same third world.
He predicts that big developments in technology will come from the developing world.
I also think that technology business and education could be our best opportunities for bringing peace and prosperity to the hostile third word — namely, the Middle East. Look at Eastern Europe: as soon as it opened up, we saw great programmers emerging from Russia, Poland, Hungary. Look at India, which has become a world leader in technology and related industries. We should be bringing technical education to Iraq (I’m not suggesting the same for Afghanistan… yet) for jobs and industry and codependency and meaningful relations will follow.
The new universal language of industry, prosperity, education, and diplomacy: C++.
Who, what, when, where, why, wiki
: Dave Sifry starts a wiki chronicling events in which blogs et al had an impact on the world around. [via Steve Rubel]
Not ready for my closeup
: Well, I guess I didn’t talk too fast on Deborah Norville’s show last night. They just asked me back tonight: All Dan, All The Time. Alas, I can’t; have to watch the kids on back-to-school night; priorities, you know; Deborah v. daughter, daughter wins. But I was damned happy they asked. Oh, well.