10 October 2007

Worriesome: I wonder if this is causing half of Africa’s problems. Not the lateness itself, but the pressure to conform to “White Man’s” standards. Seems to me that if you have a culture with a relaxed attitude to time and efficiency and appointments, that culture could be a relatively pleasant place to live.

Also, computer hard disks are pretty amazing:

A computer hard-disk reader that uses a GMR sensor is equivalent to a jet flying at a speed of 30,000 kmph, at a height of just one metre above the ground, and yet being able to see and catalogue every single blade of grass it passes over.