Sunday, December 7, 2008

The rhetorical cafe

I probably know the answer, but I'm wondering if Saipan's dozens of internet cafes are using pirated software.

Ah, well, we're a small island and nobody cares locally. Reading that a Chinese City Requires Net Cafes to Use Legitimate Software made me think of the hole-in-the-wall cybercafes that seem to be everywhere, and reminded me of at least one shop that was caught buying stolen computers.

My son is devoted to these places so I know their prices, leading me to wonder how they survive.

5 comments:

KAP said...

This is a test of Let me google that for you for the question Where is Patagonia?

It's said to be sarcastic, i.e. 'that wasn't so hard, was it?'. Let's see if it's the answer to internet ignorance rage.

KAP said...

I like it

Saipan Writer said...

You know, Ken, I've never even thought about the software used by Internet Cafes.

But now I have...

Lil' Hammerhead said...

Pirated software or not.. you're right.. how do they survive? The cost of using the computers can't possibly cover the cost of electricity. Most of them don't run air-conditioning, keeping their doors open.. but still, keeping all those computers on?

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