Fun Webcast from WWF: Astonish Me

Posted on September 5, 2011  Comments (3)

Made in celebration of the World Wildlife Fund‘s 50th anniversary.

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3 Responses to “Fun Webcast from WWF: Astonish Me”

  1. Matt Williams
    September 6th, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    This is a really interesting post, and another organisation celebrating an anniversary is Practical Action – celebrating 100 years since the birth of its founder, E Schumacher. If you’re interested in technology why not join Practical Action’s Geek Club – a monthly forum to discuss different topics related to technology for poverty. The next discussion topic is on how to make technology appropriate for end users. It will be held on Wednesday 7 September, 10am-4pm BST and we’d love as many people as possible to come and contribute. Join the discussion.

  2. curiouscat
    September 6th, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    This site looks cool, the organization holds monthly online discussions so you can join from anywhere, it looks like. EF Schumacher was the author of Small is Beautiful. My father respected him a great deal. The book he co-authored, Statistics for Experimenters, includes a quote from Small is Beautiful at the beginning.

    As I was searching related to this comment I ran across this nice comment by David Giltinan on goodreads:

    “if I had to choose one statistics book to take with me on a desert island, this would be the one. (And I’ve co-authored a statistics book).

    Deservedly recognized as a classic. One of the high points of my (professional) life was when I attended a Gordon conference in New Hampshire back in 1984, I got to swim in the same swimming hole with all three authors of this book. Sadly, Bill Hunter died not too long thereafter.”

  3. Linda
    September 6th, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Love it! They says there’s nothing quite like a child’s curiosity, but I don’t know… mine seems forever peaked. Now I’m going to have to have a good look through WWF’s ‘just discovered list’, and be amazed:)

    Will share on my site too, I think. Perfect for eco travellers.


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