The Genius of the Tinkerer

In the year following the 2004 tsunami, the Indonesian city of Meulaboh received eight neonatal incubators from international relief organizations. Several years later, when an MIT fellow named Timothy Prestero visited the local hospital, all eight were out of order, the victim of power surges and tropical humidity, along with the hospital staff's inability to read the English repair manual. Full Story »

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by Gregory Black - Sep. 27, 2010

It is very nice to see that "tinkerer's" are not something of the past and in fact they are probably our future. Seeing how Nike of all companies, released more than 400 patents, I can only see progress in the near future. I think that it's very true when Johnson say's we need to "see more parts on the table" in order to progress, not only scientifically but efficiently.

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