Friday, May 26, 2006

Cyber Semantics


When I travel on my own dime (or shilling, in Kenya's case), I stay at the Parkside Hotel for about twenty dollars a night.

Just a block away is where I stayed this time, at the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi's old colonial hotel from 1904. If I had to pay the bill, it would be more than ten times what I pay for the Parkside. Yow!

Hotel Wi-Fi was similarly priced. 600 shillings ($8.24) for an hour, or 1500 ($20) for 24 hours.

Cybercafes all over Kenya? One shilling a minute, or ten times less per hour than the Norfolk. So of course I traipsed over to the third floor cybercafe across from Parkside to run out my coins.

On the wall in front of me was a sign:

POLITE NOTICE! ACCESSING PORN SITES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.


I wonder if that includes lion porn.

3 comments:

Peter Moore said...

I can't believe you said it again! You're hooked on hits now, aren't you!?

Marie said...

Lion porn! Lion porn! Lion porn!

Steve Buccellato said...

Hmm. Maybe I should try that on my blog. Alas, The picture of Velma (from Scooby Doo) wearing lingerie isn't really helping at all. What's wrong with people?