Warning! Graphic depiction of a Nobel laureate.
Now whatexactly were you expecting to see… Nelson Mandela in his underwear? I spent time recently at the United Nations with NobelLaureate Aung San Suu Kyi. She was famously placed under house arrest in Myanmar for 15 years. While cut off fromthe rest of the world, Aung San Suu Kyi was oblivious to the existence of the Internet. When I asked her what websites sheloves to surf now that she's free, she told me all she wants to know from the web is newsabout Myanmar. Check out the four websites she visits every day, including rfa.org, better known as Radio Free Asia.
If graphics could talk...
According to Aung San Suu Kyi's peeps, about 0.2% of the population in Myanmar has access to the Internet. That's compared to about 78% of Americans. I love to complain about how expensive my cable package is, but in Myanmar, it would cost me around $1,000 to get Internet installed and $300 in monthly fees! Don't think for a moment that buys you lightning-fast surfing. Oh no, you can probably make lunch while you wait for a page to load.