Thursday, February 7, 2008
Cut Four Undersea Cables, Shame on You, Cut a Fifth, Also Shame on You
In a move that parents of teenagers everywhere can sympthasize with, yet another undersea cable has been cut in effort to get people in the Middle East to stop those late-night phone calls and chat sessions (or better yet, browsing for knock-off auctions on Souq.com). So if you're only reading our blog because everything else you normally read is offline, here's why: a fifth undersea cable has now been reported as cut, responsible for yet another few other million people off Al Gore's Internets. Things were already looking awfully suspicious when a fourth undersea cable in the Mediterranean was cut yesterday, and while nothing about a fifth cable being cut necessarily means some sort of sabotage is to blame, it's not exactly reassuring.
(Thanks to Engadget for the graphics and writing my post for me :)