To a Western European, Bucharest has the effect of an electric shock.

One of the people I met last week at reboot was Dragos, a smart Romanian who reminded me that there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in that country. Indeed there was an uncommon (at least for me) amount of talk at reboot about Romania.

Here’s another thing (quote in the title of the post is from that story): the €5,000 automobile (the Dacia Logan).

Regular readers may recall that another Romanian product, PDFReports from Interakt was responsible for producing the official lists of electors in the 2003 Provincial General Election here (full story, with video in this talk I gave at Zap).

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oliver on June 19, 2005 - 04:54

Vaguely in support of the title’s assertion, I just heard on the news that Romanian police have arrested a priest there in connection with the crucifixion murder of a nun, who the priest says was possessed by a demon.

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Dragos on June 19, 2005 - 08:36

yes, the nun thing is true, it’s crazy.

And Bucharest is a cool place to be in these days. :)

oliver's picture
oliver on June 19, 2005 - 14:07

Have you guys taken care of the vampire problem in the cities? I hope you’re not still running night rail service between Bucharest and Transylvania.

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Dragos on June 20, 2005 - 15:13

we’re working on it — and we kept the trains running just a tourism gig, ya know, for the ones up to face a good challenge once in a while. :)

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