“One of the best examples,” Jackson said, “ is that at the end of WWII some librarians decided that they wanted to put books on tape for people who lost their vision. Those were the first audiobooks. And today, there’s Audible.com, there’s Amazon, there are so many uses for audiobooks outside of those who are visually impaired.”
There are dozens more examples. Under Armor recently acquired the patent for a one-handed zipper. NPR added transcripts to their site for the hearing-impaired, and their traffic increased 7%. Inclusivity is a good business move.
MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,
"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."
It’s messing people up, this social pressure to ‘find your passion’ and ‘know what it is you want to do’. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes, enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
Foreign lands never yield their secrets to a traveller. The best they offer are tantalising snippets, just enough to inflame the imagination. The secrets they do reveal are your own - the ones you have kept from yourself. And this is reason enough to travel, to leave home.
Help Juli Emlore!
I took my dog to a local vet. He was sedated for the night, while he was at their facility. In the night a heating pad was turned on and he was BADLY burnt.
Most of his skin had to be removed. For three weeks i thought my dog was going to die do to this burn. He had 41 staples and I couldn’t even count how many stitches. The vet that burnt him wont call me back or answer my letters. I have asked them to pay the new bill for the damage they have caused. It cost me 1100$ to walk through the door with my dog. He was there for 12 hours. Now I have another vet bill of 1000$+ for the 2 hour surgery n 7 different medication at a different vets to save my dogs life. Ive found out Im not the only person who have had horrible experiences at this particular Vets.
I’m trying to raise awareness to this! Please share my story and make it known this is not right! If you have had an experience like mine please add to this.
Its the Pet Emergency Center on Avon Allen road in Mt.Vernon Washington.
Call them! Harass them! This is sickening! Fuck these people!
If you can help at all, please do.
there seems to be confusion about this always and forever. mostly because tumblr never makes this kind of information publicly accessible, but does like to change it every now and then without saying a single word. it’s more of a guess-and-hope game with this website.
also the gif limit for ALL gifs is now 2mb - because tumblr likes to change things without saying a single word.