PCs in Iraq
May 29, 2008 10:42 AM   Subscribe

As Close as Any Brother - Ali Hameed, an Iraqi NYT employee, writes about PCs in daily life in Iraq. Once a mortar fell near to our house. Everyone stopped what they were doing, I mean if it was eating, watching TV, sleeping — except Rana. She kept on typing and typing. I yelled at her: "Rana leave the PC and come here, you are sitting near the glass!" She told me, "Just a minute, I want to talk to my friend, she is online and it has been a long time since I connected with her." From NYT's Baghdad Bureau blog.
posted by russilwvong (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Interesting piece. Thanks.
posted by homunculus at 12:58 PM on May 29, 2008

Meanwhile, the military is investing in warbots.
posted by homunculus at 1:04 PM on May 29, 2008

Good read. As a commenter on the NYT page said: "We are more alike than different."
posted by WalterMitty at 2:50 PM on May 29, 2008

but me and my friends who took to the PC, somehow we were immune to the marriage curse.

posted by pompomtom at 6:11 PM on May 29, 2008

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