Friday, 21 January 2011

The New helps The Old

It’s nice to surf the news channels on the TV early on a Saturday morning – you can sometimes find uplifting stuff. I have just found out that pygmies still live in Central and Eastern Africa, living in time-honoured fashion off the land. In some areas, the logging companies have come to a mutually agreeable arrangement to avoid cutting down certain fruit and berry-rich trees upon which the pygmies depend. To indicate which they are, the pygmies carry around a GPS which they click whenever they find a valuable tree. The co-ordinates thus provided to the logging company help to sustain the people’s way of life for a while longer. Nice.

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