Saturday, October 03, 2009

William Kamkwamba: Building a windmill

The following is the 2009 TED talk by William Kamkwamba who simply set up a windmill in his backyard. Inspired by two library books (more by the cover on one), from a really constrained background, with a scrapyard for raw materials and despite the local skepticism and superstition, William did what he set out to do.

His simple message - to never give up. Do also scroll down to view his 2007 TED appearance.

And heres his TED appearance in 2007:

TED is simply amazing!

I think it would be great to have a TED equivalent on prime time media in India instead of some of those really crappy shows and weepy soaps. Imagine how many little sparks this could ignite across a country like ours (and indeed in many other countries as well). This enthusiasm needs to be made infectious.


Annie said...

This is really cool. Thanks for sharing. :) (I'm one of Arun's friends, by the way) If it's ok, I'd like to repost this on my blog.

Anupam said...

Hi anne,

Glad you found it useful. Pls feel free to repost.