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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bill Gates, Showman

This has gotten a good bit of coverage — which is the point. In his talk at the TED conference this week, about his efforts to eradicate malaria in the developing world, Gates releases some (non-malarial, I suppose?) mosquitoes while onstage, saying, “There’s no reason only poor people should experience this.” Because of its size […]

White House Garden? Here’s How.

This Lawn is Your Lawn from roger doiron on Vimeo.

Craig Venter at TED

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference brings together an impressively diverse group of hotshots and challenges them to explain and get others excited about whatever their “thing” is — in 18 minutes. The TED site has been steadily adding to its video archive of these talks — there are now close to 400 talks […]

Impressionistic NYC in LEGO

Illustrator Christophe Niemann has a brilliant and hilarious “Opinion” piece in the New York Times online version today. Worth checking out!