So, now I'm going to throw a stinky wrench into the hot mess: maybe it's not necessary. Maybe we're moving too quickly and should start with snailmail? Egads! On a technology blog--snail mail? I do worry about the persistent cultural imperialism we as Americans unintentionally commit daily. My husband feels it's a kind of Darwinism, survival of the fittest culture. But then, I wonder how my host family felt, watching cabletv reruns of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in their modest, cinder block home. They really do think we all live like that here in the States. But, wait. As I write I have come full circle: We don't all live like that. Maybe that's the reason why we need Internet access. If they already have the TV channels telling them we live one way, it's up to us to tell them that we're not so different than they are. Internet access, with VOIP and such can help us to see we have a lot more in common than at first it seems.
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