it still amazes me how we've been One Culture. the world is just about the same everywhere now.
i mean, i'm in Lithuania now doing a talk on our book, "Inescapable Data", (and was recently in the hills of Peru)...everyone has cell phones, bank
machines everywhere...they'll all talk english anywhere you go...they'll all take your credit cards
of even american cash...and it's all american music (usually a decade old tho it seems).
get this...i'm getting a tour of this really ornate and very old church in vilnius. absolutely magnificent.
you can feel the majesty and power and history. 2,000 statues in this one church. people getting
tours, and the church people doing their thing...a priest managing the 100's of little candles on
one display...when....buz buzz buzz...the priest's cell phone goes off and he hurriedly and sheepishly
scoots away to answer it.