June 25th, 2009

bman 99 road winnemucca

I have an idea. Operation Techdrop

I was just watching a segment on Rachel Maddow from last night.  She was talking with Reza Aslan about the Iranian government's low tech solution to the high tech problem of ubiquitous cameras and access to global one to one communications networks.  The government is just confiscating every electronic device they see.  Much like Kennedy during the building of the Berlin Wall, we can do a citizen tech drop.  Organize donations of electrionics to be dropped (possibly in small clusters), via contracted Fed Ex planes or something.

Thinking about it, Iran has an Air Force which would make this very dangerous, but I do think it would be something we can do to help the people in Iran continue to communicate with us.

What do y'all think?

Update: Forgot to post the link to the segment on Rachel.