Anyway, here it finally is:
‘Crusoe’ deserts indigenous islanders
Review: Friday, yes; Indians, no
Indigenous islanders probably would shake their heads at this silliness. A pulley-operated elevator when a wooden or rope ladder would work just as well? Metal throwing stars when a blowgun and darts would be much easier to make? A ton of water hauled from the nearest river and into the treetops?
Why booby-trap one path to his bower when every other route is unguarded? If attackers were foolish enough to approach in plain sight, they’d quickly learn to come through the jungle instead. And why build a bridge that resembles a wheel-operated device in a hamster cage? The Inca crossed deeper gorges with greater loads using simple, well-engineered suspension bridges.
For more on the subject, see Robinson Crusoe and Friday.
Below: The "hamster wheel" that Crusoe's creators think is clever and cool and I think is stupid and ridiculous.