Watering cans and simplicity.
Submitted on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 11:54 — denise
The MaRS blog offers up an interesting anecdote from the Social Entrepreneurship Summit on Tuesday that validates the idea of Maeda-esque simplicity. David Smith writes that the CEO of an Indian tech firm “was presented with an inexpensive automatic sprinkler system, but refused to install it and instead chose to hire 65 women from the area who would otherwise be unemployed to use watering cans and perform the task manually as needed.”
In the search for socially empowering systems, let’s look to the authentic, analogue and human.
Link to MaRS Blog