In fifth grade (let’s say 1972 or so) I was assigned to write my Geography report on Russia. At that time, Russia was the other superpower, dark, mysterious, and half a globe away. Now I buy things from Russian vendors via the web on a regular basis, exchange email with native Russians who write in excellent English, and so forth. Today I got word that my Optimus Mini Three will be shipped from Russia on August 30th. I’m still not sure what I’ll use it for, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something.