Steve Cisler on Tue, 20 Nov 2001 23:42:35 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Fighting over movie tickets in Kabul

It does seem that the Afghans have been media-starved. Another account had
a shopkeeper in liberated Kabul going to his back yard, digging up a
buried TV and VCR, turning it on and popping in a copy of Titanic! And of
course a radio station has started broadcasting, with a 16 year old girl
doing some of the announcing!

At the Internet Society conference in 2000 I met the webmaster for the
Taliban. He operated out of Peshawar and ferried CD's with mail and other
files from there to Kabul.  He had a nice little pamphlet in English about
his service (which was very modest).  I wonder where he is now and who
will open the first cybercafe in the country.  Had Abdul Haq survived
(,1361,582692,00.html) he
might have opened one.

Steve Cisler

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