Thursday, February 19, 2009

What is globalization?

Stephen Whale sent me this one:

Question: What is a good example of globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scotch whisky, followed closely by Italian paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an Australian, using Bill Gates's USA technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian truck-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Maltese wharfies, and trucked to you by Kiwis.

That, my friends, is globalization!

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