The magic washing machine: Hans Rosling on TED.com

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. Read Hans Rosling’s lively chat about this talk in TED Conversations. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 9:15)

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