very nice to see you, too

From Foreign Affairs' <a href="http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20050501faessay84311/thomas-bleha/down-to-the-wire.html">Down to the Wire</a>: <P><code>Once a leader in Internet innovation, the United States has fallen far behind Japan and other Asian states in deploying broadband and the latest mobile-phone technology. This lag will cost it dearly.</code>
<P>No big surprise here. Japan is moving ahead of the US in broadband deployment. However, Japan had better learn from its Korean neighbors, who deployed broadband like <a href="http://www.technet.org/technetissues/broadband_hawley/">crazy</a>, if the graph is true to life. However, they overextended and many of the Korean telcos <a href="http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/_wsj-bringing_the_broadband_mi.htm">are now reorganized under bankruptcy</a>.<P>
And yes, it's been a while. I've been busy, what's your excuse?

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