SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.
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Frances Oldham Kelsey, Doctor Who Kept Thalidomide From US Market, Dies At 101
Frances Oldham Kelsey, a doctor whose work at the FDA in the 1960s kept the morning sickness drug thalidomide from mass release on the U.S. market, has died at 101, her daughter said. Thalidomide was found to cause serious birth defects, but lax drug approval regulations at the time meant thousands of babies were born suffering from its effects worldwide. Dr. Kelsey, believing the untested drug could be harmful, "fastidiously blocked its approval while drug company officials maligned her as a bureaucratic nitpicker" for a critical 19-month-period, the Washington Post reports.
Well, Google Glass went on sale today for a limited time to the general public.
Unfortunately, I can't exactly spare $1500 right now.… Commence shameless begging!
I try not to play the "help the disabled guy" card. It goes against my nature. But in this case, I figured I'd make an exception (at least this is how I'm rationalizing it in my own head).
Google Glass has amazing potential for people like me. I can't use my arms or legs any longer. I use my voice recognition software to type, design websites, write articles and marketing plans for clients.
In the era of smart phones, they aren't very friendly to people like me. Most of them can't be navigated with a mouse, and even Apple's Siri doesn't do a great job with voice activation. First, you have to press a button just to get her attention.
but with this device, which connects through my android phone, I'd be able to read email and navigate my basic telephone functions with wearable g…