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The Internet is a Game-Changing communication medium.  Those who were winning the previous Game, e.g., the US elites, are fundamentally threatened by the new Game.  It would be nice if they would adjust to the new Game instead of trying to throttle it, but that's asking the Moon.

Willy-nilly, the Internet is going to be the basis for an explosion of Creativity leading the world into a different Fitness Landscape.  Those countries embracing this change, as Finland seems to be attempting¹, will thrive.  Countries attempting to maintain the status quo won't.  

(Sometimes this stuff gets Real Simple!  :-)

¹  At least they are making mouthy-mouthy noises of so doing

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Dec 4th, 2010 at 02:50:18 PM EST

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