• Archive for August, 2007

    Cluttering Barnett’s blog…

    by  • August 22, 2007 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    A long comment I should have made a blog post to begin with. Tom, yes, I may well have missed your point, but I do think that it’s worth noting just how differently these things look. In the 20th century, the West went completely insane, and the madness was contagious. First you have WW1, which [...]

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    Nepalese appropriate technology boom

    by  • August 22, 2007 • The Global Picture • 1 Comment

    Amazing news from Nepal. It has gone almost unnoticed that Nepal’s infant mortality rate has been reduced by half since 1990. How did that happen? Not because a lot of state-of-the-art hospitals were built. Fewer babies die in Nepal these days mainly because of the spread of awareness about safe drinking water. The message went [...]

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    Interbegging at Y-Combinator

    by  • August 21, 2007 • Hexayurt, Personal • 0 Comments

    http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=44869 Hi. My name is Vinay Gupta, of the Hexayurt project, a FOSS-style organization aimed at radically improving the lot of refugees and the poor. We’ve had some luck, recently, and we need help coping. Here’s the technology – we call it “Disastr” – a simple approach to using the network to reinforce efforts to [...]

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