OPINION

Crossing the digital divide

As a person of Greek descent, I am saddened by our inability to cross the digital divide. Our infatuation with our glorious past seems to be all that concerns us while the modern world is passing us by at speeds that can be handled only by a fiberoptic cable. China and India are providing the Western world with computer engineers while Greece promotes olives to Japan. If our citizens are incapable of starting a technology boom in the Balkans, why can’t the government establish a tax-free industrial technology zone? European funds can be used with Indian or Chinese engineers who can be granted Greek citizenship. CHRISTOS CHRISTAKOPOULOS, Florida.