coondoggie writes: "It may come as a surprise to many people that iconic Bill Gates would take something as perhaps more iconic than he — the toilet — so seriously. But he certainly does and for good reason: Many people in the world don't have access to flush toilets and do not have access to basic sanitation services. Gates and his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this week held the "Reinvent the Toilet Fair," in Seattle, where the man who co-founded software giant Microsoft awarded prizes to teams that came up with the best notion for changing the world's toilet technology."
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be
lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov