Bill Gates made his best effort to bring the realities of sub-Saharan Africa to the technorati yesterday. Speaking at TED, he produced and then opened a jar of mosquitos, saying:
Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.
Roam they did ... for about a minute, before Gates announced they weren't infected, just garden-variety mosquitos.