It was tough to engage when reforms were not on the cards and Myanmar seemed happy to watch while the whole world got connected. Those days we wrote about China selling mobile service inside Myanmar and about cables that were cut. We also wrote about Cyclone Nargis and our small contributions to relief.
But all that changed once the reform winds started blowing. I’ve been asked why so many blog posts on Myanmar. When 60 million people are about to be connected electronically for the first time, the question is why not.
Any way, we are off to Yangon tomorrow. We will teach a short course to government officials in Naypitaw on the 20th and have discussions on how we can contribute. This is truly exciting.