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The other 90%

Posted by Miranda on May 30, 2007

I was browsing through the New York Times technology section this morning and ran across this article on Design That Solves Problems for the World’s Poor. It’s about an exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum that honors inventions that solve problems for the people that really need it. It made me wonder, why do we spend all this time on technology that does little to actually do something, we go on and on inventing things like Second Life when there are real problems that need to be solved like getting water to the house from miles away or a house that costs $100 or less.

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