Lech Walesa As Tech Freedom Fighter
from the technology-gets-rid-of-communism? dept
Lech Walesa is famous for many things, most notably leading Eastern Europe away from communism. However, his new obsession is technology. Wired is running an interview with Walesa where he talks about how technology helps bring down communist governments by making information free. He says there’s a difference between governments that spy on their people to prevent things that are harmful to the government – and those that spy on people to prevent things that are harmful to society. He also mentions that he likes to surf the web and go into various chat rooms, using his real name. No one ever believes it’s really him.