William Kamkwamba on the Daily Show

Posted on October 13, 2009  Comments (1)

Pointy haired bosses removed the video. Argh!

William Kamkwamba on the Daily show. I first posted about William’s great work in 2007 – Home Engineering: Windmill for Electricity. What a great example of what can be done by sharing scientific and engineering ideas with those who will make the effort to create workable solutions.

William has written a book on his life: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

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One Response to “William Kamkwamba on the Daily Show”

  1. Anonymous
    October 15th, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    Amazing story. I had to send it around the office to all the other mechanical engineers I work with. I agree with you that sharing engineering knowledge is essential. Leave it to Jon Stewart to ask the kid if he knows Macguyver 🙂

    Ironically i’ve recently started rewatching Macguyver with a few of my engineering friends and critiquing the work. It’s rather enjoyable.

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