coondoggie writes: "It may come as a surprise to many people that iconic Bill Gates would take something as perhaps more iconic than he — the toilet — so seriously. But he certainly does and for good reason: Many people in the world don't have access to flush toilets and do not have access to basic sanitation services. Gates and his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this week held the "Reinvent the Toilet Fair," in Seattle, where the man who co-founded software giant Microsoft awarded prizes to teams that came up with the best notion for changing the world's toilet technology."
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken