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July 18, 2008

Practical Development For The Third World From MIT (Chad)

"There's this belief that in order to stop poverty, we have to find ways to get people to stop being farmers," she says. "What we need to do is find ways to stop them from being poor farmers."

That quote is from Amy Smith an MIT instructor and member of Popular Mechanics editorial board discussing appropriate technology and poverty eradication.

Instapundit points out an article about her work that is extremely interesting. The idea that something as simple as a cornsheller can make a major difference is one that most people don't understand.

Here are 3 samples of her work.


And speaking of the third world - has anyone besides me noticed how bad our TV sucks compared to everyone else? The following is offered without much comment:

I am pretty sure that she just keeps repeating "look at my enormous boobs! look at them!!!" over and over.

We however are stuck with "The Price is Right"

Here is a question - Who watches so much Price is Right, that they can put together that video? Man, people say I have no life.

Now for the shameless plug. Radio Free Moronosphere is up and running. I am looking for playlist suggestions and if anyone wants to put a podcast up there let me know. You can get in touch with me via the station page or my blog.

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