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HP sending digital cameras to Papua New Guinea to steal souls of isolated tribespeople

Peter Rojas
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We know it's hard to imagine that there's anyone left on earth who doesn't own an iPod or read Engadget, which is why you gotta give it up to HP for sponsoring an expedition to drag some of those lone holdouts kicking and screaming into the digital age. The Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea probably don't realize it yet, but they're about to be visited by Richard Bangs, an "adventurer" and travel promoter who was able to get HP to give him some digital cameras and a photo printer in order to prove once and for all that HP's digital imaging products are so easy to use that even an isolated tribesperson unfamiliar with the ins and outs of modern civilization could use them to take digital photos and start their own photoblog. (Seriously, HP's global brand advertising senior manager says that, "If villagers in remote communities can use and enjoy our products, so can the average consumer.") Why does this sound like the start of some bad jungle movie?

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