Having once again complained about the appalling internet infrastructure here in Indonesia's capital city, news comes this week (via many sites including the BBC) of how other 'modern' cities have it even worse.
Broadband promised to unite the world with super-fast data delivery - but in South Africa it seems the web is still no faster than a humble pigeon.
A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom.
Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles - in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data.
Last year I wrote how lucky East Africans were to be connected to a new fibre-optic network. It seems I was wrong.