The Vast Talking Machine •November 21, 2012 • Reblogged from Abagond

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Abagond

Once upon a time six blind men came across an elephant.

  1. The first one touched his side and said the elephant was a wall.
  2. The second one touched his tusk and said the elephant was a spear.
  3. The third one touched his trunk and said the elephant was a snake.
  4. The fourth one touched his knee and said the elephant was a tree.
  5. The fifth one touched his ear and said the elephant was a fan.
  6. The sixth one touched his tail and said the elephant was a piece of rope.

But only the third blind man was white and spoke English.

So:

  • The BBC said the elephant was a snake.
  • CNN said the elephant was a snake.
  • The New York Times said the elephant was a snake.
  • The Wikipedia said the elephant was a snake.
  • Hollywood said the elephant was a snake.
  • Harvard said the elephant was…

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~ by Mbeti on November 21, 2012.

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