Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Andrew McLaughlin at Slate: tech commentary from 2003

"Ulaanbaatar is home to a surprisingly cosmopolitan cultural mélange. . .

"In the area of Internet and communications, I am left with the agonizing sense that Mongolia is poised to squander an incredible opportunity. . . .it's suicidal for a government to try to force particular services to be channeled restrictively to particular elements of infrastructure, using the law to bludgeon everyone into compliance. . . With its well-educated population, relatively free markets, and open society, Mongolia could embrace the Internet's potential to supply cheap, reliable, ubiquitous communications for all."

- http://www.slate.com/id/2084072

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