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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper by Robert Bryce

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THE FASTER THE BITS, THE FREER THE PEOPLE

A decade or so ago, Mohammed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in the small Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid likely would have gone unnoticed by anyone who didn’t actually live in that dusty little town. Instead, Bouazizi’s suicide in 2010 and, more particularly, the rapid dissemination of images of the protests in Tunisia that followed it, became the “big bang” that ignited the Arab Spring. The turmoil that has resulted continues to this day in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and other countries. The collapse of those Arab regimes is largely the result of our ever-more-connected world. In the age of text messages, Twitter, ...

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