A collection of interesting things we’ve seen:

On nearly every street corner here there is a woman in a fluffy white coat giving out Yahoo! BB Phone boxes. Apparently the deal is for $35/mo. you get 12Mbps ADSL along and VOIP service. The DSL modem doubles as a VOIP box so you can use your normal phone to make phone calls over the Internet. I think it’s pretty cool to see such a major campaign with VOIP service.

Lobster Crane GameAt a mall we visited they had a couple crane games — the usual children’s thing where you position a crane and have it attempt to pick something up. But they also had one where you tried to pick up live lobsters from a tank! I swear this country actually exists somewhere in Cory Doctorow’s brain.

More photos…

posted March 27, 2003 07:41 PM (Web Memes) #


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