• Archive for September, 2007

    The Kerala Model

    by  • September 7, 2007 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    Bill McKibben on Kerala from a few years ago. So… Kerala. Avg income of, what, $300 a year, with long life, high literacy, and general decency. Why does it work? I’m not sure this article has the core of the thing. I’m not sure anybody does. Needs further analysis.

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    The Hexayurt on the Playa

    by  • September 6, 2007 • Hexayurt • 1 Comment

    The Hexayurt they built on the playa (pic from Tonx, click for origional) They did a really nice job on it – wish I’d been there! If you’re wondering what a hexayurt is and why it won the Treehugger Prize the answer is simple: it’s a cheap shelter for refugees that would cost about $100 [...]

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    Same day visit medical scheduling algorithms

    by  • September 5, 2007 • Science • 0 Comments

    Slate on Operational Research in a medical environment The road to reform is called “open access” (or “advanced access” or “same-day scheduling”). Dozens of papers have been published showing how practices around the country have done it, starting in 2000, when Dr. Mark Murray and colleague Catherine Tantau wrote about their experience of reducing the [...]

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    Extending Lifestraw

    by  • September 4, 2007 • Hexayurt • 0 Comments

    Lifestraw is a water purifier. It’s a plastic tube filled with magic. You suck on one end, and out comes clean drinking water from the other. Just one problem: kids younger the five, the elderly, some kinds of disabled people, people who are really sick cannot use one. And, hello, that’s actually your most vulnerable [...]

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    by  • September 3, 2007 • Hexayurt • 1 Comment

    This guy caused us no end of inconvenience. The Hexayurt was in the pavilion because we won the Treehugger contest, and the Pavilion was closed all week because somebody, Addis allegedly, set the Man on fire. That was a big deal. Far fewer people got exposed to the technology, and to the hope it offers, [...]

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    STANDARRD – new group blog

    by  • September 3, 2007 • Hexayurt • 0 Comments

    STANDARRD which is a group of sustainable technology people including most of Appropedia, Mel from OLPC, Smari from Fablabs, Andy from Sleepbreeze, the folks from TIDES (national defense university), and Lindsey and myself from the Hexayurt project, of course. Should be fairly low volume, mainly dedicated to personal and project updates, and that mostly by [...]

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