More ColaLife Serendipity and Web 2.0 Magic

My co-administrator of the ColaLife Facebook Group, writer, tipster and networker extraordinaire, Kate Andrews, invited me to join a Flickr Group. It was the Do Good Design group set up to support the micro-site supporting David Berman’s recently published book. So I joined the group and I posted the aidpod picture above.

This intrigued David and he left a comment. Kate answered and pointed David to the ColaLife website and this afternoon David and I spoke on Skype – he’s in Canada.

Here’s the serendipitous bit. Chapter 3 of David’s book is titled ‘Pop landscape’. Around the time I was setting up the ColaLife Group, he was writing:

Imagine what would be possible if The Coca-Cola Company’s uncommonly efficient distribution system in Africa could be harnessed to deliver health information, medicine, and condoms, in addition to caffeinated sugar water.
[Page 40, Do Good Design]

David and I only have 1 friend in common, Kate, so he will provide a gateway to a whole new network of people and introduce them to ColaLife and I guess I’m doing a similar sort of thing for his book!


  1. It is surely meant to be!

  2. This is one of THE most exciting connections I think I have ever made. I cannot wait to see the second edition of DO GOOD DESIGN – with ColaLife in Chapter 3!

    Onwards and upwards,

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  1. Kate Andrews says:

    ColaLife Serendipity and Web 2.0 Magic!

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