Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Are we clearer now?

This excellent explanation of the globalization phenomenon comes from a friend in Washington, DC, who until recently lived in one of the capitals of globalization, Mumbai:

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?


An English princess
with an Egyptian boyfriend
crashes in a French tunnel,
driving a German car
with a Dutch engine,
driven by a Belgian who was drunk
on Scottish whisky,
(check the bottle before you change the spelling) followed closely by
Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American
doctor using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an Englishman,
using Bill Gates' software,
and you're probably reading this on a computer that uses Taiwanese
chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a
Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by
Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by
Mexican illegals...

That, my friends, is Globalization!

I thought that was pretty well formulated...

1 comment:

SS97 said...

Haha, that's great. I wish I would've read that prior to answering "what is globalization?" on my Gen Ed test last semester.