Privacy or Piracy???
Which one is the original? That is the question that Ahmed from Bangladesh (a delegate at the PI workshop) seems to be asking as he poses with the “original” and the “one-hour Bangkok copy” of The Privacy Advocates. Would the author Colin Bennett be able to tell the difference I wonder?
Bangkok seems to be a place where you can get copies of everything – even things that don’t actually exist. For instance, we went to the Mall adjacent to the hotel at which we were staying and we found lots of shops selling the iPhone 3G mini. It looked like the real thing – only much smaller and it can house 2 SIMMS and have both numbers available all the time. The mall also housed two authorized Apple resellers – no, they were not selling the fake iPhones. 🙂
Several of the delegates bought one because it only cost around 2,700 Baht (Rs. 6,200) so they figured that if it didn’t work, they wouldn’t really be all that devastated. And if it worked, it would be a fabulous buy. Here you see Vickram Crishna (also a delegate at the PI workshop) posing with his new iPhone 3G mini. I wonder if he is pleased with it. He looks happy enough, don’t you think?
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