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jraabe

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China and its historic mass migration
« on: July 10, 2006, 05:29:52 AM »
This is a great article that appeared in the Sunday Seattle Times newspaper. It will give you a personal level understanding of the ongoing largest human migration in history.

I sent the following note to the author,

"High human interest, touching character development, great charts and dense with economic and demographic information. A first cabin, "Atlantic Monthly" piece of work. I feel I want to learn more about John Devine, his MTI project and the role of inventive Westerners in the unfolding of China. This is clearly not a "sweat shop" entrepreneur."

Article Link: A New life for Susie Cheng



The village Susie came from and returns to with the reporter. This photo from an An Audio Slide Show




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Sassy

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Re: China and its historic mass migration
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006, 09:33:32 PM »
Very interesting, John, thanks for sharing!  I read the whole article & listened to the audio slide show in one sitting.  Made me want to learn more about MTI... I've only read about the sweatshops.  I can't imagine living in such a densely populated city... here we are living on top of a mountain in a mud & cob hut,  growing our own vegetables, raising chickens... hmmm, I guess we have the best of both worlds!   :)
« Last Edit: July 10, 2006, 09:34:23 PM by Sassy »

jraabe

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Re: China and its historic mass migration
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006, 09:49:31 PM »
I asked the author (Al Scott) the same question about the engineer/entrepreneur, John Devine, and his MTI project. He responded:

"John's company is called Mera Technologies. It's based here in Seattle, and operates out of a storefront on Nickerson St. off Queen Anne. He's an engineer who has an elegant new idea. And he has a special ability with people that allowed him to not only see Susie's potential, but bring it out through circumstances that would have bewildered most. Sadly, I had to leave most of his story out, for space."
« Last Edit: July 10, 2006, 09:51:19 PM by jraabe »

Sassy

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Re: China and its historic mass migration
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006, 10:10:54 PM »
Glenn said that our wind generator uses permanent magnets.  MTI's brief description of their generators sounds like the way to go if they perform as stated.

glenn-k

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Re: China and its historic mass migration
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006, 10:17:10 PM »
Here is a link to Hugh Piggot's site and older plans to build a PM generator. Similar to MTI's description.  It will be interesting to learn more about both aspects of this story.

http://www.scoraigwind.com/#older

« Last Edit: July 10, 2006, 10:17:35 PM by glenn-k »

 

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