Cleaning up the water (globally) and hoping to get around better

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/03/26 03:01 -04:00, original URI:

Content of Michael Kaplan's personal blog not approved by Microsoft (see disclaimer)! 

You may recall when I blogged 'It's an iBOT,' I would say. 'Yes you bought it, but what is it?' she would answer, the Colbert Report interview of Dean Kamen talking about the IBOT (sorry that the video is no longer available, that's a youtube thing, its not me).

Anyway, Dean was back on the show last week to talk about his water purifier, you can see the interview here, here, or here perhaps (look fast before they disappear, I guess?). The unit is pretty interesting it is a much cleaner looking version of a project he first talked about maybe five years ago, described in his Wikipedia article, here:

Kamen has worked extensively on a project involving Stirling engine designs, attempting to create a machine that would generate power while serving as a water purification system. He hopes the project will help improve living standards in developing countries.

It is staggering, and more than a little bit inspiring, to see people like Dean really trying their hardest to help solve problems like this.

Which reminds me -- sorry hon (you know who you are, dear!), though Dean is still single, he is married to his inventions. Maybe he would be willing to have dinner, though. He could pick you up in his helicopter. :-)

My appeal for the IBOT (ref: NOT MEDICALLY NECESSARY per, by their own description, non-medical people), is proceeding, and I now know of some people who have succeeded so I am feeling more and more hopeful about the process and an eventual good result. I'll post more about this soon. I have had an additional opportunity to try the IBOT out and for home, work, shopping, and traveling, it is looking more and more like a very powerful life enabler....

In other news, another great meal one can make with the help of San Pellegrino Limonata -- Limonata and Honey Nut Cheerios!

If this grosses you out, then try to stay strong. This was (while not as good as Limonata and Chrunch Berries), quite tasty!!!


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# John Cowan on 26 Mar 2008 10:02 AM:

Of course, for those of us for whom "bot" and "bought" are as different as "bat" and "bet", this pun falls so, so flat.

Michael S. Kaplan on 13 Dec 2008 10:00 PM:

We make allowances fir pepul hoo don't talk right, John. :-)

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