Un pequeño extracto de los muy disfrutables “Diarios de Bicicleta” del rockero venido a filósofo, David Byrne. Para Elías. El párrafo en realidad corresponde al capítulo dedicado a Filipinas:
The Philippines, for many Americans, is the land where maids and nurses come from, and that’s about all they know about it. I have to admit I’ve seen quite a lot of men and women in medical attire. Filipinos are hopeful that Japan, for example, might employ some of their highly trained medical personnel, but the Japanese are notoriously uncomfortable dealing physically with foreigners, and the idea of being touched by one, God forbid! The Japanese instead prefer to develop robots to take care of their own mundane housekeeping and medical needs. Racism as a spur to technical innovation.