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It's a quote from a book. A very weird book. I figure if anyone has heard of it, they'll likely be on /.

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Journal Journal: How to Screw the Chinese Regime 4

It is known that China censors web content - search engine restrictions, the great Firewall of China, etc. etc. There is a lot of, shall we call it "content" out there that the Chinese government would not like the people of China to see.

What if that content could somehow be mirrored by lots of other web sites - I'm not thinking in the tens or hundreds, but Millions! Now, in addition, what if that content was concealed until a pre-arranged signal. Then the whole web would light up with said content and would be freely browsable from within China because the censors would not know which sites were involved until they were all switched on.

In 2008 when the Beijing Olympic flame is lit, wouldn't it be fantastic if all the mirrors were turned on at the same time and remained active until the flame was extinguished?

You could take a portion of your personal site's home page and maybe have some text about Tianenmen, or some pictures. Censored sites could identify information to be distributed and mirrors could select from the available content to display. There should be plenty of time between now and 2008 to come up with a solution for a central registry for content donors and mirrors?

Ah, well, just a thought...a dream maybe.

One picture is worth 128K words.