Digital Middle Age

No wonder why France is far behind Northern America or even some parts of Asia for the deployment of broadband and digital services:

Product Average price in US Average price in France
Netgear MR314 wireless switch ~ $90 ~ $215
Netgear MR401 wireless pcmcia card ~$ 65 ~ $95
Netgear MR814 wireless switch ~$ 100 not available !

Related information: my second blog entry, months ago.