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September 28, 2004

I am country sick

I just do not why? But tonight I am missing Venezuela. Not my hometown, not my friends, not the weather, I just miss a state of mind, a state of mind called Venezuela.

I feel like a junkie that need a fix of his "drug du jour", only for a minute, just a small dose. There is no explanation, there is no substitute, I need the smell, the colors, I need the attitude and the whole experience of walking and breathing in Venezuela.

Why I feel like this? Why today? I don't have an answer, but I actually I do have many questions.

Questions that I will keep to myself because sadly as of today there is not a living person that could answer them, questions related to the fate of a nation and an entire generation (gen X) of Venezuelans.

I hope I can live to tell my grandchildren why in the past I left their country (Venezuela) in order to avoid living under some experiment an experiment gone bad.

September 25, 2004

Uno Dos Tres Catorce....HELLO HELLO HOLA COMO ESTAS!!! VERTIGO is Here

Finally U2's New single VERTIGO is released and you can listen to it in all it's glory HERE. This guys just get better and better with time. What a great song to introduce us to their new record "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb".

It is amazing that the kids in the picture are now what they are. The most powerful rock band in the planet.

September 16, 2004

A blog to die for

I was having my regular round of web browsing when I found this particular blog and I started to think... what could happen if the neo dictatorship of the Venezuelan regime decides that web content should be filtered, centralized and censored?. Will they go to a blogger house and arrest him? Will they start to control the ISP's and filter the Internet? Will they control who is "eligible" to have internet access?

All of this arises even more when I read that in the 21st. century the Venezuelan government announces the creation of a state operated Telecommunications company aimed to provide fixed telephone and Internet access. Is this the 1st. step of a macro plan to build infrastructure and in the future rule out private owned telecommunications companies by decree? Is this a way to fortify the power and involvement of the state in everyday life?

This is the only logic I find to this initiative. Well I guess I find a second one.

Since the government used a private telecom's network to connect all the voting machines during the last referendum and some evidence is being presented that there was two way communication between the data center and the machines making it very possible to changes in the software and final results. Don't you think it would be easier if you could have control over the whole process and rig an election freely without any private party questioning what kind of data goes through your network?.

What the bloggers in Iran are living is frightening, I hope we all learn from their experiences.

September 11, 2004

Politics and advertising

I guess nobody is perfect!!! Manipulation nation.