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'the country is destroyed almost entirely'.
And you make no mention of the U.S. imposed embargo of over 50 years. This has had no effect whatsoever? You know the history of Cuba, and lie about it. Thanks for supplying the international community with a display of your honesty level.
There is nothing new for those familar with the Internet in Cuba -- I suspect that most of the research that went into the production of this video was done by reading a few blogs like mine (http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/) and 's (http://elyuma.blogspot.com/). The poliical message (and some of the footage in the video) was taken from Connect Cuba (http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2013/12/connect-cubas-video.html).
Is this the future of Internet news and journalism?
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People living outside of Cuba can now purchase WiFi access for Cubans using the "top off" service, Ding.com. The recipient must have a Nauta account and the cost is 10 CUC for five hours of WiFi access. If it is possible to receive mulitple five-hour contributions, Cuban "bisneros" may use them to stock up on hours.
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Slate has published a post summarizing the history of the cable and speculating on possible ways it may be used in the future.
This article links to an 11-minute interview -- recommended.
Thirty five years ago, artists Sherry Rabinowitz and Kit Galloway demonstrated the emotional power of video communication -- creating a "Hole in Space" by linking large video displays in Los Angeles and New York. Cubans are using WiFi to create tiny holes in space -- could we punch large holes in space using today's technology?
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I follow the keyword "ETECSA" on Google Alerts and Google recently alerted me to a post on Cuban plans for home Internet connectivity at Frogoff.com. (ETECSA is Cuba's state-run Internet service provider).
The post was an identical copy -- text, title and images -- to my earlier post.
I don't really care that the slimeballs running Frogoff.com copied my post, but I do care that Google Alerts linked to it, not mine. Google will not tell me how they decide which sites to include in News and Alerts, but, whatever it is, it rewards parasites like Frogoff.com and overlooks relatively small, specialized long-tail sites that cover a given topic. (In my case, the state of the Cuban Internet).
It's like extending the copyright on Mickey Mouse by periodically adjusting the copyright law :-).
The other factor is power delivery to the package and noise immunity are hard today. It would be incredibly hard here and have to really sacrifice size/density which is a prime consideration today.
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