rural internet

Hola­di­ho! I was just abooool to read my email via the pho­ne’s inter­nal wap brow­ser (Nokia 6230i). Right here in Embu, Kenya. Now tha­t’s cool.

Next task will be to find a decent inter­net café. In the mean­ti­me I am drea­ming of free WLAN networks/hotspots all over the country. 

Spea­king of Pro­duc­ti­vi­ty issu­es: I spent about 5 hrs last Sunday morning moving from one inet café to the next just to down­load my emails and try­ing to blog some stuff. At around 4 pm, I was so pis­sed that my blog­desk uploading tool did­n’t work (due to inet con­nec­tion issu­es) and that I had actual­ly was­ted the best part of the day on such a dumb task. Am I stu­pid? I guess so…and all of that while still in NAIROBI!

So.…Nairobi or Embu, going online works as long as you stick to your mobi­le pho­ne. As soon as you dial Safa­ri­com’s #951, the trou­ble starts as you’­re char­ged per minu­te while not­hing hap­pens. Being online does­n’t imply that one can be pro­duc­ti­ve (~ down­loading infor­ma­ti­ons). THA­T’s a real pain. Who wants to pay for a ser­vice that does­n’t work the way it is sup­po­sed to be?

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