how is a raven like a writing desk? (smartphones as sanitation metaphor)

i have raised my eyebrows once or twice here about some of the discussions on the ipad or smartphone of toilets and sanitation. now i have gotten through the @gatesfoundation┬áchallenge paper and have a few more things to say. i briefly summarize the three key topics of the paper in ┬áterms of approaches to improvingContinue reading “how is a raven like a writing desk? (smartphones as sanitation metaphor)”

off-the-grid, profitable toilets? / why would you do things that way? (I)

i am pretty sure this is the beginning of a cool idea for improving water & sanitation, which is ever-so-critical for public health (still the #2 cause of under-5 mortality globally – though it’s not clear if these new toilets have potty-training options and what that actually means for the spread of disease…). skipping theContinue reading “off-the-grid, profitable toilets? / why would you do things that way? (I)”