". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Venezuela at work on undersea fiber-optic cable

Havana, Jun 9 (EFE).- Cuba expects, starting in the first half of 2010, touse a "shark-proof" underwater fiber-optic cable that will connect theisland with Venezuela and increase 3,000-fold its current capacity for phoneconnections abroad, state media reported Monday.

For entire story, go here.


Renegade Eye said...

At Graeme's blog once, Sonia said she never saw a Cuban opposition blog. I found a list of hundreds, and posted them.

We'll be seeing more Cuban blogs soon.

Graeme said...

I wonder how they make the cables shark proof?

Phil BC said...

This is excellent news and like Renegade I hope hundreds more spring up.

Foxessa said...

Sharks don't go that deep, that's how.

Love, C.