If you think it's lame that other countries get the best cell phones before we do, check out this quote about Iraqi internet cafes from today's New York Times:
"After their long isolation, young Iraqis are quickly erasing their technological gap with the West. In some ways they are even further along. Thanks to the absence of piracy laws here, many Iraqis use software that is not yet in common use in the United States. The new Microsoft Vista operating system, for instance, scheduled to be introduced for commercial use in late 2006, is already widely used here."Check out the full article on the Times Web site. Or, if you don't have a free NYTimes.com account, try the reprint at their sister paper, the International Herald Tribune.