Friday, September 28, 2007

Nepal Airline maintenance problem fixed by goat sacrifice.

I thought this story about goat sacrifices to fix an airliner was a joke. But it was not. For me some of the most interesting stories these days are those that connect modern technologies with ancient traditions. This takes many forms as globalization integrates, for example, Pakistani tribesmen with Silicon Valley's high tech companies.

In Lancaster, PA this summer we learned that many Amish now have cell phones because they are forbidden from land lines but (until recently) there had been no ruling by the elders on cellular phones.

Thanks to Rick Segal, VC extraordinaire, for the sacrificial tip over at his excellent blog, "The Post Money Value".