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Sunday, October 10, 2004

Edong's Dreams - Full Bar Wherever You Are

One sunday afternoon, I was texting Leovin, my former student in Cuyo, Palawan. I asked him where he was. He said he was travelling between his home island, Bisucay, to the main Cuyo island. He was in a bangka -- an out-rigger boat with seating capacity of 3 to 12 people. In the middle of the Sulu sea, he was texting while boating! ;-)

Mid-sea Cell signal! Wonderful, huh?

I dream of strong and pervasive cellphone signals across the archipelago. You are connected whatever highlands, islands or no-man's land you're in. You are connected even while cruising in a boat, zipping through the MRT's underground railway tunnel, on top of Mt. Apo or Mt. Pulag, flying at 50,000 ft above our 7,100 islands.

I dream of cellphone signals in elevators, building basements and road tunnels so that my calls don't get interrupted.

I dream of cellphone signals in all and every barangay in the Philippines. Because when the most remote barangays are connected, that brings progress one step closer to them. That means they have better communication, more access to information. (Now, what's lacking is relevant info content for them).

I dream of cellphone signals everywhere except where you don't want mobile phones to be connected ... like in church.

Church-goers need a spiritual kind of connection that isn't interupted by someone else's beeping cellphone.

- Edwin
A day in Espanya

Read: Signals of the Times, Techie Madre,Techie Joke - Bishop's Mic, More Edong's Dreams


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