Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Iran to Manufacture and Export Computers

According to a story published today by Mehrnews (Iran), Iran is on the verge of producing and exporting their own computers:
TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) – Reza Viseh, the chairman of Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) of Iran announced on Tuesday that the first series of domestically manufactured computers would be supplied to the market this September.

Some 20,000 computers are presently being produced in Shiraz, capital city of Fars Province, and will be supplied to the markets in the next month, Viseh said.

He added that the silicon molds have been used to manufacture these computers and essential tests have been carried out on them.

The chairman also said that Malaysia is the first country that the Iranian made computers would be exported to.
As a computer user in the Great Satan and member of the Vast, Right Wing Conspiracy, I am naturally concerned that our scheme for worldwide hegemony could be compromised by high technology development in a fundamentalist Islamic country like Iran. To assess the threat the Dread Pundit Bluto has obtained this exclusive photograph of one of the new Iranian machines: