Once again we are reminded that we are truly a global village. This time the validation was provided by an aerial photo of damage done by the recent earthquake in Indonesia.
The Associated Press wire photo showed collapsed buildings on the main street of Gunungsitoli, a city on the Indonesian island of Nias. Bordering the main street were largely-intact homes that looked like stalls in a Third World flea market.
The lean-to construction, however, was more than sufficient to support a satellite dish. In fact, roughly half of the 50 or so tiny abodes that were visible in the photo were sporting dishes.
Global village, indeed – including the main drag of Gunungsitoli, Indonesia.