October 2, 2009

The Power of Ideas

I just came across an article about a boy in Malawi who has changed the future of his entire village after finding two physics textbooks found within a rural library and thereafter taught himself to construct windmills.  Initially hoping to generation enough power to illuminate a singe lightbulb in his home so that he could read at night, his work has since provided enough electricity for the entire village in addition to an array of other benefits.  I highly recommend reading it.  There is also a brief youtube video.

You can find it Here.


  1. This is absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for posting it.

  2. Totally awesome! Am sending it to BoingBoing