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from: "Billy Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Excellent start. Now we just need to do the same for South
>>America, Africa, and Asia.
>I would say that is up to the South Americans, the Africans, and
>the Asians. In purely practical terms, the only thing we could do
>about it is conquer them and force them to do things our way -
>something I doubt any of us would support.
This sounds like the world famous brand of american ethnocentrism talking. Travel more, the world is a much more sophisticated place then we normally think here in the U.S. I'm not throwing stones, I see this lacking in myself as well.
The most powerfull instrument of change I've seen yet is television. There's nothing like it to promote longing in people for a better life. I know it has it's problems, but it could be improved. I have a book by a UNESCO designer (who's name escapes me) who has said T.V's could be created for a fraction of the current price. Add a clockwork drive (ala FreePlay radio) and we would really have something.
Next step? Wind up P.C's (Apple's rumored P-1 project) and net access and watch the world expand......
A wind up router?
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