On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 02:31, Patricio Lorente
I was very happy to be in Egypt. I knew (as every one
of you) that the
taxi drivers -and other people- would try to cheat me, that transport
media would be below european standars -although the train service
from Cairo to Alexandria was quite fine-, that traffic would be
terrible, that poor people would be everywhere. Welcome, my friends,
to the South.
We are taking notes and working: you'll find
enough plugs in Buenos
Aires, and enough wifi, and enough social room and activities... and
perhaps you'll find a city that fits with most european standars
(please, read [[en:Buenos Aires]] for further reference). But if you
walk the city, you'll meet poor people, at night you may find families
of waste pickers, you'll see homeless. Sorry about that. We are not
able to hide them for you and I think we don't want to do so.
So, let's talk about things we can work out. And forgive me if my
words sound bitter: I just couldn't help.
And having been to all four Wikimanias, you'll never take that one
thing away from me. There's nothing like the South when it comes to
Thank you Patricio, indeed. Thank you, Egypt, for reminding us that
the world is made of differences.
PPS. I'll take your word on the wifi. I have yet to attend ONE geeky
conference --anywhere in the world-- where the Wifi works perfectly
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