International improvements

In other fancy chats, Richard Waters at Financial Times sat down for an exclusive interview with Bill Gates. Dan McCrum there said, “Bill Gates talks to the FT weekend magazine about fixing the worldft.com/cms/s/2/dacd1f… (no paywall on this one, I think).” Colleague Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson wrote, "’Hmm, which is more important, [internet] connectivity or malaria vaccine?’ Bill Gates on priorities.” Kevin Allison at Reuters added: “Bill Gates: ‘The world is not flat and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs.’”

In other things that might be fixed, Quartz suggests that The US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zones-one hour apart. Zach Seward there thinks “This would be cool.” Stanley Pignal with The Economist said, “America used to have 300 time zones. In 1883, it moved to just four. It should now consolidate to just 2, says Quartz.” Brian Fitzgerald at Wall Street Journal added, “I am listening.”

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