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On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, FFlores wrote:

>
> This covers English in the USA and the UK, but English is also spoken
> in many other places with a lower access to that technology for most
> people. Remember that our "technological civilization" includes several
> billions of people who've never used any communication device more
> complicated than a staticky radio. In general, the influence of technology
> in languages worldwide is still small.
>
>

A lot more people have access to television than you might think - even
in the remotest highlands of Nepal, people are watching 'bidiyo' - Bollywood
video's. All in Hindi of course, while these people are often bilingual
Nepali - Limbu or so. I don't know whether the same happens in, say, Africa,
but I wouldn't be surprised.