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Mobile phone supply lines in Egypt

I got this picture from the BBC, and it interested me because it made me think of the practicality, the logistics of organising protests.


For any military campaign to succeed, communications and supply lines are vital. In this case, the communications are probably more important, as the individual protestors will get their own food and water.

Imagine if you are a protestor. It's no fun, and it's scary. Your mobile phone must be a real source of comfort and support, and you get information that may warn you of attacks, and boost morale when Mubarak shows signs of conceding. And they are crucial in coordinating actions. Though of course it has to be noted that when the government shut down (or severely limited) mobile phone networks and the internet, they continued all the same. It is a testimony to their commitment and fortitude, and I wish them all the best.


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Niki Cheong on :

What an interesting image! Thanks for sharing :-)

julian on :

Yeah it just struck me how it might be, sitting in a large protest waiting for your phone to charge...

Charleston on :

Julian, its definitely an eye capturing image. At first view I thought they were sharing one charger but it does looks messy. Thank God I do not need to do this with my iPhone. Lol.

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