The Value of a Refrigerator

Posted on by Jeremy Daggett

From the BBC Magazine series, A Richer World:

It’s a big day for him and indeed for the village of Rameshwarpur, just outside Calcutta in north-east India.

Santosh has bought a new fridge - not just his first but also the first in the entire community of 200 people.

Owning a refrigerator isn’t just a modern convenience, it can be a freeing lifestyle change.

Now, compare this with John Gruber and Paul Kafasis’s conversation about refrigerators during the first twenty minutes of The Talk Show.