Monday, October 02, 2006

Gandhi communicating today

See this interesting video clip of how Gandhi might have communicated using today's technology.

Its accessible here.

1 comment:

Vincent said...

No no no! This is the filth of an advert, Rama, which pollutes all that it touches.

Gandhi certainly would not have used media that negated his message.

For those who don't speak Italian, the text at the end is:

If he could have communicated like this, what would the world be like today?

It is cheap, it is nasty, suggesting that modern telecoms could have helped spread a certain message. Yes of course, but also messages of hate, pornography and so on.

If Gandhi were alive today, Telecom Italia would have had to pay him sponsorship fees. Would he have accepted?

Mother Theresa, from a different tradition but like Mahatma Gandhi also considered a saint, was content to accept donations for her work from criminals who sought redemption through good works. As a naive Catholic she was happy to assist their act of reparation and repentance in this way. Would she have accepted a sponsorship fee from Telecom Italia?