Start-Up Nation vs. The iPad
Israel this week has been blocking travelers from bringing Apple Inc.’s new iPad into the country saying the device’s wireless technology threatens to create interference with other products, a move that has puzzled people both in Israel and Silicon Valley.
The Ministry of Communications said the ban was instituted earlier this week because the iPad’s Wi-Fi wireless technology was built to the U.S. standard, which allows stronger signals than those allowed in Europe and Israel.
Not really good for Israel’s attempt to rebrand itself as a “start-up nation.” It’s not a firewall! It’s a fire-barrier! A fire-separation-fence! We can tear it down at any time!
Yeah, so that doesn’t really work in this case, but whatever, I thought it was marginally funny. Good Shabbos.