Tuesday, September 18, 2007
My morbid brother draws this to my attention. Its most disturbing feature is that you can reset all the figures to zero and then wait with breathless anticipation for the first person to die of leprosy. I've been going for four minutes - none so far, but 127 have died of cardiovascular diseases. In the light of the information provided by this machine, it is surprising that, in the same period, there were only seven suicides. Eight minutes - the lepers are still hanging in there and dengue fever has yet to claim its first victim, three dead from war though.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:48 am