If there were an altar to technology I wouldn’t hesitate to light a couple of candles there. These cables, circuits and chips have brought so much more information, autonomy and freedom to my life than that generated by the will of the politicians or popular pressure. This month marks the fifteenth anniversary of my building my first computer, which represented a hundred and eighty degree turn in my existence. My hand is a bit distorted because of the mouse, most of the time I think as if I were designing for Dreamweaver, and I’m even tempted to press “control+alt+del” for a re-set when I don’t like what’s going on around me.
And now a new service has emerged—sending out news reports via SMS—that increases my faith in the power of these technological gadgets. Since last week I’ve known about a page called Granpa (we hope it will be more objective than Granma) that sends news to cell phones located in Cuba. All you have to do is leave your phone number and choose the sources you’d like to receive, to start reading the headlines on your cell.
I wish the best of luck to those who implemented such a good idea, which is so necessary in these times we’re living in. Since we don’t have a paper newspaper to tell us everything the official press keeps hidden, a big welcome to the news through electrical impulses and kudos for this information flashing on the screens of our phones.