I'm out in ethiopia, africa right now and it's been very interesting to watch how the reaction to magic differs out here. For example, card work often loses all impact to people who are unfamiliar with playing cards (can't remember the symbols, forget basic things like all cards are the same colour back and there's only one of each card). One of the most interesting reactions of all I've seen was when I performed for a young lady yesterday. I carefully built my routine to more and more impossible things, culminating in an IT performance that usually tops everything else I've done in the spectator's eyes. I especially looked forward to this part because I was certain that such a technology-based effect would be new to the area. Ironically however, she had been so amazed by my earlier effects that, somewhat anticlimactically, she simply assumed that I was capable of magical things and thus a mere levitation of various objects was nothing unexpected, as it is among the abilities attributed to local 'magicians,' shamans, etc. My carefully-executed IT work got nothing more than a bemused nod. I think I'm going to have to refigure my routining for audiences out here.