Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Blogspot -> blockspot? Not really

This is entirely a different take at cureent 'blogger crisis' in India. I think it is just indianized-"american-style-paranoia" and is extremely and utterly stupid move of the Indian blogger community to start a hate war against the government before getting the facts right. It is as if the government will gain anything by blocking these sites! Do not forget that this is the same government who passed RTI act and has enabled so much information into public domian.

So what exactly happened tonight ?
1. Government agencies find some terrorist activity at various websites.
2. Shoots off a letter to ISPs to block them.
3. --my guess->Some ISPs (stupid enough) block the domain name instead of that particular blog! and hence blogspot got blocked