It’s Shark Week on Discovery TV this week. As someone fascinated by the creatures, this video I watched last week was pretty amazing. The real thing is far more terrifying than Jaws.
Ebola is still a major issue in Western Africa, and one thing that had been neglected was actually informing people in the rural areas about what it really was. This lack of information or misinformation leads to panic which is more likely to kill people than Ebola. In fact misinformation was so rife that it led to a number of people dying from false preventive methods.
A friend and I got to make some posters in Pidgin to be distributed. You can find Ebola posters in english or pidgin, black and white or colored here Also got to engage with local radio personalities to send the message across. And it is always heart-warming when you see many people have actually survived
I finally got to post my thoughts on Wearable Technology for Introverted Intuitives. One of the conversations that came out of it was the importance of having more human-human interfaces. We should be thinking of enhancing the natural human to human interaction instead of having to always face a machine interface. I can’t wait to post part 2 of it, there will also be a connection to the internet of things.
Technology Life Cycle – Autotune
On my entrepreneurship course, I was introduced to this amazing video of the autotune effect. How autotune went from being an oil finding tool to the music industry’s darling.
The Effects of Poverty
A discussion on the effects of poverty came up sometime ago, we talked about how being poor affected people, their DNA and even in the long term. The piece below shows that it’s not just a poverty of physical needs but a poverty of mental needs.
Some Useful Tools
Being open-minded should be one where you can entertain a thought and try to see it objectively. I thought this article on feminism was worth reading. By James Kalb, an American writer and Lawyer, Breaking the shackles of feminism
Event to go to
My Language – Uneme
I’m from a very small ethnic group, Uneme, our numbers are not up to 100,000 peoples existing. I spent some time years ago doing research and opened a blog to document our origins, culture etc.
This is the only recording I could find of my language on Youtube
Quotes of The Week
“Intelligence with wisdom is reason. Intelligence without wisdom is rationalization”. – Mark Yuray
“We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place for those who love us”. –Bernard of Clairvaux
“Most want success at a discount, look for shortcuts. Greatness costs what it costs. Get excited about paying full price, worth it” - Ramon Williamson
“The smell of fried eggs is called Good Morning” – Antonia Anni
“You want me to help you improve my account experience? But I’ve never experienced an account!” - Uzo Agu
“You don’t fall into love. You commit to it. Love is saying I will be there no matter what.” – Tim Keller
“When you keep oil away from your cloth, you should also endeavour to take your cloth away from the oil” – Edoid Proverb
Till next week – Stay Curious.