all these pictures present the Al Ain city in United Arab Emirates & Burimi city in Oman


Monday, 16 April 2007

Robots replace children as camel jockeys in UAE

It seems a little bit sad to see the passing of a tradition. Nevertheless, with a dearth of adult jockeys,
this is utterly necessary.

It just occurred to me that the west has used the term "camel jockey" derisively for many years.
Yet, the heritage of "Wild West" horse riding "cowboys"
is nostalgicly glorified. hmmm makes ya think (well, makes ME think anyway) :-

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