Wow. Stories like this one, about an African inventor, make me feel lazy, uncreative, and totally unaccomplished. As a boy, William Kamkwamba taught himself to make windmills out of garbage and handmade tools by dissecting diagrams in books at the library. In so doing, he provided electricity for his family. I'm sure his new book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, is incredibly interesting.
(via Design Observer)