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December 11, 2003

He gets it? "Up-to-down approaches based on concentration have often failed everywhere in the world," says Yahya Tabesh, member of the Supreme Council of Informatics.

"Internet itself has had an endogenous growth. Nobody is the owner. Anyone who has something to contribute, remains in the net, and others without contribution, will be erased...

"Issuing circulars and directions to cope with this phenomenon only increases the bureacracy. No real work...

"I remember that during the first Paqhlavi, there was a law that anyone who wanted to listen to the radio should request permission from the nearby police station. Now we have radios everywhere.

"What has remained now: only history that is laughing at us! Web is the same."

From the newsletter of Iran Civil Society Organisations Trainingn and Research Centre newsletter, which also has an article on Iranian blogs (covered by Daily Summit here).

I am sure our vociferous Iranian readership will have something to say about this...
David Steven @ December 11, 2003 10:59 AM | TrackBack

Comments (2)
That's fun again! He tells that now we have radios everywhere!!:)) Thank God, we can now freely listen to the radio! Besides that also radio stations are filtered and Ministry Of Telecom sends strong parasites over them, what about web? I had a mail from my friend and it was a joke about sex, but because it had the word "sex" in its subject, I couldn't have access to my mail box!!!! Even list of mails! I had to bypass it by means of a proxy server, when I tried to use a proxy server, I surprisingly found out that all the proxy servers on the internet have been filtered! Isn't that fun that I hardly even could delete some mails from my mailbox?
Hamid @ December 11, 2003 07:36 PM
Yahya Tabesh in a smart way is trying to tell Mullahs that they should stop resisting the new technology because they will be eventually overwelmed by it.

Mullahs know this themselves. But since they know that they are not going to rule much longer so it matters for them to postpone the wave of Internet by a few years.
mehdi @ December 12, 2003 12:05 AM

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