I saw this image posted on Gizmodo
(who got it from pixdaus
). They claim to know nothing about it, except that it shows the Dani people of Papua, New Guinea.
Is it real, or has the Sony Vaio been photoshopped in? My hunch is that it's real. I'd guess that the laptop belongs to a photographer or researcher who handed the laptop to the guy with the big headdress in order to show him a picture. But that's just a guess.
I debated whether the image could be considered "not safe for work." But then I figured, No, it's too "National Geographic" to be considered sexual. (Though if this were the exact same scene with Caucasian women, I'm sure it would be considered NSFW... strange how that works.)
Only one question: What's with the disembodied hand reaching out from behind the headdress?
My guess is that it is simply a posed picture for the ad campaign. The composition of the picture is too neat for it to be a spontaneous shot picture.
Oh: the dismebodied arm belongs to a child hidden behind the man in the center.
I'm sure traveling journalists loan their gadgets to the people they encounter all the time, but this photoshop ain't an example of it.
Otherwise, I'd say it's real. People pretty far back in the jungle now have laptops and cell phones (even if they still don't have plumbing or electric lights).
About a year ago, I talked to a man who had spent some years as a Peace Corps volunteer working with Dayaks (tribal people not too different from the New Guineans shown here) in a remote part of Borneo. He said that, although there is still no road going to that village, he frequently receives e-mail from the headman of the village, who has a laptop and wireless modem in his log-and-thatch longhouse.
Do yo mean "disembodied arm"?, because the hand(s) on the sitter's left shoulder are cupped on the boy's chin.
In stating National Geographic, I recall from my youth of looking at issue after issue, images of some "tribesman" peering through the photographer's camera lense . and elsewhere other pictures showing "the natural ""savage"" utilizing "modern gizmos/disposable goods,ect." for different purposes (vanity mostly).
Does it widen the rest of the "world's eyes" or make them go, "Aww, silly savages.haha"?
then again, it could be real.
what difference does it make?
oh, I meant to say "smudging around the laptoptop, and the computer, itself, is too clear with the rest"
so, Alim Boeanna may have taken the pic and somebody else added the laptop. Speak indonesian? ask him on his friendster page..and what was there to begin with?
OR (I would say)
"the exact same scene with Caucasian men wearing 18" penis sheaths".
Stop putting random words in caps, too. You sound like even more of a idiot. If that were indeed possible.
(Hairy your comebacks are damn awesome)
it makes me think that something should extend outward if this site is about readers doing the rest of the work.
I know attention spans on web sites and blogs are day-to-day change overs..but isn't there some way to keep up with the further strand of reality?
Simple thoughts on what possibilities may exist.
~Zhye Kyfr Chang P.S greetings from Moscow the weather is lovely!
yeah the photo doesn't look real to me. it's too sharp, like people have stated before.
i tell everybody, Mr. Yali (bring laptop) he is Cheif in village. he alredy come to Tokyo (Japan) two times, after last visit (japan foundation) give Mr. Yali Laptop & Blackberry for communication. Mr. Yali every week go to wamena (city in papua) for recharge Battrey (accu) for the electric laptot and blackberry.
thanks for comment.
regards, Alim Boeana