Getting city workers to accept online submissions rather than traditional paper ones is the bulk of this work. On average, it took me about 30 minutes to make a digital form and five weeks to meet with, earn the trust of, and get buy-in from the employees who would use it. Even if they were excited, the nitty gritty details took a lot of back and forth.
First, I’d like to applaud Savov for writing his review, entitled “Apple Airpods: the Audiophile Review”. Instead of explaining why his take on the AirPods has gone through such a drastic evolution as he did, Savov could have simply remained quiet with the expectation that his previous excoriation of the AirPods in 2016 would be lost down the memory hole. An important sign of maturity is understanding that admitting you were wrong is a sign of strength, not weakness — a lesson our current president should heed. Coming from someone who had previously ridiculed the AirPods, Savov’s change of heart is a valuable perspective for those who had written off AirPods based on their first impressions.
After finally figuring out how to track down our own copy of the paquete in a trip to Cuba, we were able to pore over it. We realized something crucial: El paquete isn’t just a bunch of bootleg stuff from outside Cuba. It’s a media ecosystem unto itself, beyond mere entertainment, and an utter treasure trove for the tiny Venn diagram of Cuba enthusiasts and state-controlled-media-in-the-digital-age observers.