Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Nothing changes

I couldn't help laughing at a quote in a story on page 17 of today's Independent:

"A new shared and flashy-looking technology might serve as one form of social glue by which larger social networks were bonded." Metin Eren, researcher at Exeter University.

No, Metin is not talking about a new Facebook app or netbook. The story is about how Neanderthal tools were just as good as those of Homo Sapiens, but the latter won due to their tools being considered more fashionable.

The result was the end of the Neanderthal species altogether, and the creation of newer and flashier social networks by Homo Sapiens.

Which reminds me - anyone want to be my friend on Blip?