Some think that man went into the desert out of poverty, because he had no other choice. But it was exactly the opposite. In Turkmenistan only those who had herds could go into the desert, and thus only the rich; nomadism was a privilege of the wealthy.
– Ryszard Kapuściński, Imperium (1993, tr. Klara Glowczewska 1994)
[I’m trying again with the #. Part of the problem I have with this symbol is that I associate it with the unbelievable adverts for products for $0,25 in the trashy Marvel comics of my teenage years, printed on rough yellowish paper.]