Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Creepy Statistic and Quote of the Day

From Looking Under the Hood and Seeing an Incubator, in today's New York Times:
...96 percent of foreign-donated medical equipment fails within five years of donation... matter how remote the locale, there always seemed to be a Toyota 4Runner in working order.
Hence the nonprofit firm, Design That Matters, was contracted to design a neonatal incubator made of used or new car parts. (How brilliant is that?)
“The idea was to start with a 4Runner,” said Timothy Prestero, the firm’s founder and chief executive, “and take away all the parts that weren’t an incubator.”

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