Snippet: The Havana Genius Bar ☇

Shared on September 17, 2012

Businessweek’s Elien Blue Becque shares an interesting tale of iPhone repair from Cuba:

Just as their fathers learned to fix obsolete Detroit cars, Andy and Roberto have learned to make a living with Palo Alto technology to which they have no official access. The healthy cell-phone repair market here is the latest example of Cuban ingenuity that locals call sobreviviendo. It’s small-scale capitalism working around a 50-year embargo and an anemic, centrally planned economy.

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