Friday, October 9, 2009

harness the wind

last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart interviewed William Kamkwamba about his new book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

It's an amazing story about how, using bicycle parts, other "junk" and the information he found in a library book, then 14 year old Mr Kamkwamba built a windmill in his Malawian village.

He also gave a talk at TED a couple years ago.

and you can check out his blog, here.

Sometimes, what people are capable of just knocks my socks off.


Kristin said...

It makes me free grossly inadequate, but then again he was probably born to be important and I was probably born for something too. Just gotta figure out what. Ah ha

abigail said...

that's how I always feel watching the Olympics!

Anonymous said...

Made my eyes water. Amazing!

Kris said...

That is incredible.