Thursday, June 13, 2024


I plead as my excuse that I was quite busy, and not speaking Portuguese or Spanish makes checking sources hard. But the story about a remote tribe getting addicted to social media when Starlink arrived didn't pass the smell test, and I didn't get around to properly vetting it. Social media are text-based/driven; is a remote tribe going to have the literacy rate to get so many caught up in it?


Assistant Village Idiot said...

I'm not seeing where you previously told that story. Looks like no harm done.

But you are correct. When things fit the conventional wisdom to cutely, be wary.

james said...

I should have posted something and didn't. It was so obvious, and nobody seemed to be skeptical.