On a forced hiatus

Some countries think this blog is important enough to be blocked! To his surprise, this blogger realised that The Acorn has been blocked in the country he is currently visiting.

That is quite surprising, especially because he feels that there is a lot that is to be admired about that country.

Normal posting will resume in the second week of May.

Posted on behalf of the blogger.

38 thoughts on “On a forced hiatus”

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  3. Hey, what country is that? And *WHY* has it blocked you? This would make a good April Fool’s joke, just that this is the end of April.

  4. Congratulations on your success at informing the world. Only truth needs to be silenced by those who oppose it.

    Keep up the good work and hopefully wiser heads will prevail.

    Kind regards,

  5. Srirangan:

    I wish the Bangladeshi authorities would be that much internet savvy! The government bureaucrats have latest PCs on their desktops but they do not find time to use them.

    In late 80’s the then Ershad government cancelled one consortium’s free offer to link Bangladesh with Submarine cable on the ground that all government secrets would be leaked through the cable. The outlook has change little as of today. They are even talking about censoring the internet, but still don’t have any idea how to do it.

    Thanks to them linking Bangladesh with the submarine cable has deffered till 2005. All progress Bangladesh made in the IT arena is through private sector.

  6. Nitin, how are you? I hope you don’t confess under pressure of torture. You are supposed to carry those secrets with you to the crematorium.

  7. not in malaysia….the blog is alive and kicking here….maybe hes in Mongolia, Tibet, China, Nepal, Pakistan, The Middle East, South America, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh…maybe hes just home with a broken arm cant type for a month or so? (sorry no bad wishes)…guess on people

  8. I did not confess under torture,
    My arm is not broken.

    On the contrary I had a great time here: among Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Filipinos…besides the locals

    I’m at the airport, enjoying the free wireless internet access at the Star Alliance airline lounge. They don’t block it here.

    Normal blogging should start tomorrow once I regain the home advantage.
    🙂

  9. No one quite got the country right, although some got very close (and got the broad geographical region right). Well, it’s a member of the GCC; and for professional reasons, I’ll have to leave it at that.

  10. But was your site particularly blocked or was blocked as part of a larger internet blockade that had nothing personal against the contents of The Acorn?

  11. You said there were things you admired about the country. So it cannot be Pakistan or any of the undemocratic Arab countries. Could it be a slightly more democratic Singapore?. I am not sure what the GCC is though.

  12. don’t gt carried away guys. it is generally done as a large scale blocking.nothing objectionable in your blog.

    a former blocker

  13. Sondur,

    I’m glad to receive a blocker’s certification. Now I cant decide which one is better: being blocked, or being exonerated by a former blocker 🙂

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