Must-read article on the Great Firewall of China for anyone who’s interested in the Internet in China today, by James Fallows. [He’s also got a great blog — nerd, writer, world affairs reporter focusing on China — great stuff!]
First half of the article focuses on the what & how, which is interesting enough, but the second half is more important as it talks about the whys, and the effects that the techniques are having even though they’re quite easy to circumvent. Huge implications for everyone around the world, not just in China.
Article also features Rebecca MacKinnon, a very very smart observer/participant/writer in the middle of things now.