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In the news, ending 5 December 2008

Of interest in the past week: Text service provides more than a Band-Aid for rural health service – CNN Coverage of Josh Nesbit’s Mobiles in Malawi project to enable community health workers with FrontlineSMS. Alligator lacks editor applicants – The Florida Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator is having trouble finding Editor-In-Chief applicants. Sign of the […]

Peripheral education

There are two points I’d like to argue about education as it stands today. For one, the traditional university system is fundamentally incompatible with the information transformation we’re now swimming in. This redesign will have to happen in the next decade, or else major pipes are going to break just like they’ve broke with the […]

ColaLife

ColaLife is a “campaign to try and leverage the distribution muscle of a multi-national corporate institution to get life saving medicines to children in developing countries.” In short, to convince the Coca-Cola Corporation that it is worthwhile to distribute rehydration salts through their robust and well-developed delivery network, apparently a weakness of most non-governmental organizations. […]