March 30, 2007

Zagar to surf the Net

Amazon tribes to get free internetBrazil will offer free satellite internet connections to indigenous tribes in the Amazon as part of its latest effort to crack down on illegal logging in the world's largest tropical rain forest.

"It's a way to open communications between indigenous communities, former slave villages, coconut crackers, river fishermen and the rest of society," said Environment Minister Marina Silva on Thursday after signing an accord putting the internet plan in place.
Comment:  This shows how out of touch the Zagar commercials were. As I said, even "primitive" Amazon Indians know about civilization these days.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
But what would that mean if the Amazon tribal people all become addicts of internet porn, or chat rooms, or E-Bay? Is any of THAT civilization?
All Best
Russ Bates