Information Is Free. Except Where

Information Is Free. Except Where Prohibited
Taking a lesson from his Soviet counterparts, Fidel Castro has banned consumer sales of PCs in Cuba.

You might remember the Soviet Union once had strong controls and licensing of photocopiers and fax machines — and look at where it got them.


Give Castro this much credit — he apparently is well aware of the threat interconnected computers would pose to his regime. Boris Yeltsin brought down a KGB coup because they never thought to take away his fax lines. Imagine what the Internet could do to a tiny little dictator.

But why am I lecturing blog readers on the power of networks?


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