Taliban man loves his iPhone
The Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan has been outed as a fanboy for the iPhone.
Despite banning most forms of new technology when in power it seems even the Taliban have bowed to the force of Apple's marketing.
Mullah Zaif told al-Jazeera's man in Kabul Hamish Macdonald he was addicted to the handset and internet access was really fast.
Macdonald said: "He proceeded to show myself and our film crew his favourite websites. I half expected him to log on and show us 'Taliban Twitter'."
The CIA reckons there are about 600,000 internet users out of a total population of just under 33 million.
Hat tip to Gawker for alerting us to this.
Just last week, a Nato bigwig said he'd seen Afghans happily chattering away on iPhones, and that this was clearly a sign of progress for the long war torn country.®
This explains the AppStore
After all, why else would they ban iBoobs? JOBS IS A TERRORIST!!!!!!!
As to the NATO v Nato guy, it's a British thing: pronunciable acronyms are recorded as if proper nouns. It's kinda like the extra U in 'color', 'honor', etc and and drastic mispronunciation of -re: just something to keep the inmates happy and, most importantly, planted firmly IN the asylum. Or do you WANT Wacky Jacqui over here?
The reliable CIA
"The CIA reckons there are about 600,000 internet users out of a total population of just under 33 million."
Does anyone believe what the CIA says any more or have they found those WMDs in Iraq ?
The CIA fact book is useful for homework, nothing more serious that than.
Li-ion of mass destruction?