Link: High speed internet access is not ubiquitous — Geeks Beyond Firewalls: A day in a life of a Syrian techie

While most of the Western Hemisphere starts their PC in the morning to check their mail then move on, we have to start our PC, then our proxy of choice, then our most efficient browser with proxy support (I currently Firefox because Safari & Chrome both use the OS settings instead of their own); because you learn out of experience, that a slow yet reliable connection, is always better than a fast but possibly blocked one. You also keep your emails backed up because you never know when Gmail is going to be the next service to decide you’re not worthy.

something to keep in mind when people talk about the internet.

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