Hans Rosling and the Magic Washing Machine

posted May 14, 2011, 4:29 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated May 14, 2011, 4:35 PM ]

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

About Hans Rosling

In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus. Full bio and more links

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