Monthly Archive: March 2008


Negativ African Landers

After his impassioned defense of aid, an African man in the audience asked Bono, “Where do you place the African person as a thinker, a creator of wealth?” Visibly wounded by the question, confused...


Measuring Small Victories

Many months ago I emailed a friend in Google, peeved that it was impossible to get the US version of Google Maps to print out distances in metric. Apparently, someone eventually fixed this and...


Heavy Mixer

[Florida’s] first ethanol-production factory put in a request for 400,000 gallons (1.5m litres) a day of city water. The request by US Envirofuels would make the facility one of [Tampa’s] top ten water consumers...