Archive for January, 2008

YouTube - Modern Toss Swing News

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Do you like swing? Do you like to watch the news on TV? Are you concerned about climate change?
Well, if you happen to agree with anyone of the above try the Modern Toss Swing News (on YouTube)


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The Secret Life of Cell Phones

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

So here’s a good question: what happens to your old cell phone (mobile phone, handy, or whatever you may want to call it) once you’ve bought/got a new one?

I have accumulated a fair few myself (granted most of them are from friends, have some sort of problem and are waiting to be tortured with a multimeter). And I have also been tempted to give them to charities who can collect up to £5 per donated mobile. But what happens to it once it’s donated?

Check out the short video on The Secret Life of Cell Phones - An INFORM Project or watch it directly on YouTube.

Gapminder - Presentations

Monday, January 28th, 2008

It’s been around for a while, but I still go back to to make sense of UN data in particular basic data relating to poverty, health, etc.

In particular, I got stuck exploring Human Development Trends, 2005 available in the Presentations section.

Be careful - the site is addictive!