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'Who Uses Email?' No Hands. 'Gmail?' Every Hand Up: Talking Tech and Politics in Myanmar

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 10:27 AM

This June, I joined the Richardson Center for Global Engagement's (RCGE) team in Yangon, Myanmar to conduct a series of workshops on information technology and how to make the most of the country's nascent connectivity. We set up trainings with politicians, NGO staffers, students and other assorted young upstarts --...

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"Routine Maintainence" in Dubai

(8) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 8:55 AM

Yesterday, I took the afternoon off from work to get a haircut, at a place located in the Dubai Mall. Opened in 2008, the mall is the largest in the world -- it's a beast -- and even has a three-story aquarium, with sharks and fish and occasionally live scuba...

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