The tweetest thing in the whole world

In 1976, a Harvard professor named Virgil Profane discovered a tribe living in the remotest part of Brazil on the banks of a tiny tributary of the Amazon.

21st September, 2013
It is now estimated that there are nearly six billion people on the planet not involved in internet-based communication and entertainment of any sort.

In 1976, a Harvard professor named Virgil Profane discovered a tribe living in the remotest part of Brazil on the banks of a tiny tributary of the Amazon. Numbering just 300 people, they had no inkling that a whole world existed beyond the confines of their small community and, rather bizarrely, seemed quite happy about it.

Then, at little cost to himself, the professor introduced them to television, whiskey and the music of Led Zeppelin. Within a...

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