Bill Gates unhappy with bog-standard toilets
It can’t be denied that Bill Gates has forever changed the world in which we live, you know, with all that computer stuff and that. But the big guy has hinted that his greatest challenge may still lie ahead – to revolutionise the humble toilet.
Bill appeared at the Techonomy conference in California yesterday with just one thing on his mind – sorting out the bogs.
“Latrines are fascinating” he said, while explaining that he has read scores of books on the subject, adding: “No one wants to read about it — it’s one of the greatest under-investments.”
Among his other pronouncements were…
“We’re gonna have a breakthrough in the latrines” (heh heh)
“It’s a super-important topic… you can visit poor-world latrines and learn from that as well.”
“When it comes to things like investing in new toilets, not much money goes into that… you end up with the low IQ guy on the toilets.” (heh heh again, we think)
The crux of Bill’s point was that although the humble toilet works perfectly well, it isn’t efficient… and someone is going to come along and sort it out. Will it be Bill Gates? We’re dying to find out.