Grassroots news from the field & .Net & blogs – level 000

Steve Smith has set up a blog site for soldiers in Iraq.  Now this site won’t be technical at all, but it’s interesting how blogging and specifically, .TEXT, is spreading.  

I’ve been a subscriber to Steve’s army blog since returning from Iraq myself this past April.  I was over there for a little over a year from 2003 to 2004, and I can tell you that no matter where Steve goes, he’ll be able to find a connection to the Internet.  When I arrived in April 2003 (shortly after the initial invasion), there were a few Internet connections available (and usually only available for official business), but as time when on, Internet cafes (full of computers provided for the soldiers) began to pop up, and now most camps have Internet Cafes. 

I wonder if Scott had any idea how popular his .Text app would become.