Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"More money is put into baldness drugs than malaria." - Bill Gates

The ex-CEO at Microsoft and the richest man in the world didn't go on to invent the Ipod; Bill Gates has been trying to solve world poverty, amongst other things, instead.

This week at TED (the annual Technology, Education and Design conference held in California) Gates spoke on:
1. Issues of solving malaria in the Third World; and
2. How to make teachers great

[I can't say I agree with all his ideas for improving education (the camera in the classroom idea is particularly scary, simplistic, etc), but Gates, ferocious Capitalist that he may be, isn't just out to make more money for himself. This gives me hope.]

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