Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday RocketFuel

::: Long Term Design Guidelines for Anti-poverty and Development
- if you haven’t had conversations with at least 25 poor people before you start
- if it won’t pay for itself in the first year
- if you can’t sell a million of them

don’t bother designing your product. Products for the developing world need to focus on:

- affordability
- divisibility
- infinte expandability
Now, that is a futurist talking. Paul Polak on design for the world's poor. Read also about his inexpensive drip irrigation system made from a rice bag, some plastic tubing and wooden stakes. Link via My heart's in Accra.

::: The Bible is in Harry Potter
[Besides all the press about the gay guy lately...]
But if she was worried about tipping her hand narratively in the earlier books, she clearly wasn't by the time Harry visits his parents' graves in Chapter 16 of "Deathly Hallows," titled "Godric's Hollow." On his parents' tombstone he reads the quote "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death," while on another tombstone (that of Dumbledore's mother and sister) he reads, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
The MTV interview via Brewing Culture

::: I'm using Twitter
and have integrated it with Facebook statuses. See sidebar on the left. Comment so I can follow you too.

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