Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The world is flat – but not to the Burmese generals

Myat Thu Pan
Mizzima News (www.mizzima.com)

November 20, 2007 - The world, according to Thomas Friedman the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist, is flat. He was referring to the instantaneous cyber connection in the outsourcing of tech jobs from the United States to India in his book "The World Is Flat." But the generals in Burma did not realize that the world is even flatter now, as evidenced by the leaking of their brutal crackdown on the monk-led recent demonstrations on the streets of Rangoon. More than a dozen young Burmese bloggers with nothing but high-tech competence and a savviness unknown to the regime, were making the world even flatter than Mr. Friedman's world.

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