Flickr’s Small, Beautiful World

The Flickr Blog is mostly pretty pictures. Every now and then there’s also a beautiful story.

Last week Stewart Butterfield posted a gem about the guy in this picture. (I noted an earlier sparkler here.)


Here’s the caption from themexican, who took the picture: 

Rashit in his yurt. He spoke several languages and was always trying to learn more. When he found I spoke Spanish he spent hours learning new phrases from me and steering clear of smalltalk. "No talk, we learn. Word for horse."

With so much yipping about 2-point-that and 3-point-this, it’s nice to be reminded of the values underlying all this technology — information, people and the world.