Our successive Ministers of Communications are on to something. All along I thought they were slacking, but I must admit I underestimated their visionary strategy.
When I keep hearing that Iraq and Afghanistan have much faster internet connections than Lebanon, I can't help but think that something is really wrong with this picture. How do we expect the country to progress when we don't have enough bandwidth to download Paris Hilton's latest sexcapades?
Then it hit me. You know when you go buy the latest electronic gadget and then you get really pissed when a month later there's a newer model and yours is now at half price. Well, that is the feeling our men in charge are guarding us against. Why invest in a DSL network when in a couple of years there will be a new standard for internet and then 2 years after
that an even newer technology generation?
We are waiting it out, waiting for when we hit the final frontier in technology, then we can be assured that our investement is a sound one. Until then enjoy the little dial up connection beeping/scratching composition. Your ears are of the few privileged ones that still get to hear that symphonic tune in 2006 A.D.