Thursday, May 31, 2007

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Now for some good news from Cuba.

The official media is today reporting exciting new plans by the Castro regime to encourage older Cubans to become computer literate.

The plans apparently involve the establishment of locally-based computing clubs to be known as GeroClubs, so that people aged 60 or over can become familiar with the use of computers, including accessing the Internet.

Now for the bad news.

Ordinary Cubans are still strictly forbidden from owning home computers.

Before they can buy a computer, those Cubans lucky enough to have access to hard currency (as opposed to worthless Cuban pesos) must first obtain permission from the Communist Party - much in the same way Romanians needed permission back in the 1980s to own typewriters.

Needless to say, very few ordinary Cubans get the OK.

As for accessing the Internet freely ...


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