the poor town just southwest of Johannesburg,
that had been the center of the antiapartheidmovement.
It was a short distance from the city into thetownship,
but the entry was sudden, jarring and harsh.
I passed into a world completely unlike the one I came from.
My visit to Soweto became an early lesson in how naive I was.
到索韦托后 我才刚开始意识到 原来自己有多天真
Microsoft was donating computers and software to a community center there.
The kind of thing we did in the United States.
But it became clear to me, very quickly, that this was not the United States.
I had seen statistics on poverty,
but I had never really seen poverty.
The people there lived in corrugated tin shacks
with no electricity, no water, no toilets.
没有电 没有水 没有厕所
Most people didn't wear shoes.
They walked barefoot along the streets,
except there were no streets, just ruts in the mud.
The community center had no consistent source of power.