The saying goes that an optimist sees the glass half full, while the pessimist sees it half empty…
I’m going to try and play the role of the optimist here and say, we’re not ranked as last place for having the absolute worst, sluggish, snail-like, tortoise-following, real-world rating for internet speeds. I’m not gonna go on about how painful it is to watch a 50 second video clip on YouTube (if it actually fully loads), or how disturbing it is to try and have a decent conversation on Skype (forget video calls), I won’t bother with the countless hours of keeping the computer on overnight just to download some music, or if I would even dare to attempt to download a movie.
Imagine what it’s like every time I want to update the software on my iPhone, or even run a system update on my Mac… oh dear, that’s a whole night gone; now I’m gonna have to delay my whole downloading schedule by a day.
So I’m not gonna do any of that, I’m just gonna come out and say congratulations, we made it as number 1. We finally placed first in something; Lebanon is officially the worst internet service providing country… say it loud and say it damn proud, we are the best at being the worst.
If that doesn’t instill a certain sense of pride in you, then I don’t know whatever will.
(I honestly wish I did live in a tent and go to work on camel-back, at least that would make more sense)