Waiting for electricity to work in Iraq

Sarah Brown of BBC Online writes today about Iraqi bloggers.  She includes a wonderful pull-quote from a blogger named Nabil: “I always wait for the electricity to work to get on the internet… because I think it’s the only thing which makes me feel I am living my life.”  An important reminder that it’s awfully hard to blog in the dark — and about the darkness, for that matter.

 

One thought on “Waiting for electricity to work in Iraq

  1. “… because I think it’s the only thing which makes me feel I am living my life.”?

    Hmmm … i’m not sure that’s a great quote.

    Anyway, I love the irony of a highly-gatekeepered publication, doing an article
    on careful selected palatable Westernized A-list writers, quoting a Harvard figure. on
    how “ordinary citizens” are supposedly becoming the driving force behind the global news agenda.

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