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Lasers would never have shone if Mandelson had been in charge | Technology | The Observer
"The laser has become vital for our way of life, yet no researcher who worked on it after Einstein's paper could have predicted what would emerge. If Mandelson had had anything to do with it, we'd be reading barcodes by flashlight."
politics  funding  technology  research  science 
january 2010 by infovore
scraplab : a few months back i donated £25 to resonance 104.4 fm...
"Perhaps more charities should project a less glamorous image, and remind us that they still have to do all the boring stuff that everyone does at work. And perhaps then we wouldn’t have such unreasonable expectations. Sponsor a filing cabinet, sir?" The thing I like most about this is being told exactly where your contribution goes; you get a real connection with a real thing. I'd rather buy charities a shelving unit than £25 of vague platitudes.
charity  sponsorship  resonancefm  donations  funding 
january 2009 by infovore

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