OK, as you read this, I am wandering around Papua New Guinea, so there may be some interruptions to the blog over the next week or two. Sorry
about that. In the meantime, here’s some time suck material from last week’s @fp2p tweets.
Julia Buxton on the Great Disconnect Between (illegal) Drugs and Development
The reason we are so inefficient, in one bar chart
OK, let’s talk Band Aid. Lots of huffing and puffing in the twittersphere over Bob Geldof’s announcement that he’s reconvening the popsters to raise money for the Ebola response with a new version of Do They Know It’s Christmas‘. But is it really such a bad idea? Tom Murphy thinks so, as does the Guardian’s Bim Adewunmi. And they certainly need to be more careful to avoid equating ‘Africa’ with ‘Ebola’ than the T Shirt on the left – maybe they should use the map on the right instead. But I thought I’d ask you, the readers – Band Aid 30 – good idea or bad? Vote over there to the right.
In any case, (even if on musical grounds alone) Bob might want to just hand over to this fantastic band of West African musicians, with a brilliant song about Ebola aimed at their compatriots.