Searching for Normalcy

"And finally, above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that’s why I made works of art…" – Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Se Dice “Tec-no-lo-gia” June 24, 2009

Filed under: Miscellany,Technology — Lulu @ 9:54 pm

I read a great editorial in this month’s issue of WIRED, where Clive Thompson speculates on the potential for Cuba to become the next big tech resourcing center.

An excerpt:

“Like the ’80s Irish, Cubans are eerily well educated, particularly for such an impoverished people. Education is one thing Castro has done right: 99.8 percent of adults are literate, and nearly a third have graduated from high school, many with the sort of vocational training in mechanics and farming the US foolishly let slip a generation ago. Based on UN statistics, one out of five young adults in Cuba graduates college.”

I thought the piece was really fantastic, and I was very happy to find it online so I could share it with you. You can read it in its entirety here.


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