This is an Internet cafe in downtown Dakar. The sand and dust covered tech may look modern, but sitting under the hood of this “Intel Inside” machine is pure ZX81 power. Listening carefully, through the clatter of the rusty dusty fan above my left ear, I could clearly make out the slow click-clack of binary code assembling between screen freeze after screen freeze. I printed some 112 pages of my book here this yesterday. It took time.
— Graham Holliday (@noodlepie) September 11, 2013
In addition, there were three non-powercut related computer re-boots. However, the printer, when it wasn’t mangling paper, was lightning quick. I’m not sure I’ll be back here any time soon. Having said that, I’m not sure I have any alternative. At least not nearby.
Photo: By me on my phone on Flickr