Re: But Wait, There's More

From: roger gregory (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 10:16:02 PDT

Thanks for the pointer, I noticed all the pointers to the xanadu/udanax stuff,
I'm trying to follow this list, but I haven't had time to keep up. I barely
have time to work on the stuff, and none at all to update that site.

Rod Welch wrote:

> Sheldon,
> Thanks very much for sharing personal experience, reminding once again that
> necessity drives invention, and entails balancing competing demands for family
> and making a living, with outside research, which somehow leads to an important
> advance for OHS development.
> A humorous example of John Lennon's axiom that "life is what happens to us while
> we are making other plans," is a look at at the "real story" of how Newton
> developed a theory of gravitation, and then what happened...
> Rod
> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Again -
> >
> > At the risk of jumping out of the context of the current thread, I wanted to
> > add just a bit of background on where my use of the Magic Lense came from and
> > what I liked about it.
> >
> > The very short version is this - both my kids have Learning Disabilities and
> > perceptual problems, and I've spent most of the past several years
> > researching the way they visually perceive things, which is quite different
> > than the "norm". In addition, I've worked on ways to compensate for the
> > neurological activities that render their visual senses unreliable, along
> > with the cognitive processes that accompany them.
> >
> > I latched onto the Magic Lens a few years ago when I was devising exercises
> > to force hand/eye coordination and other neurological activity. What they
> > did for my kids was force the eye to track the hand movements a little more
> > aggressively than the standard mouse/cursor/menu setup. However, I never got
> > past this initial stage due to the need to deal with real life (pay bills).
> > However, I liked the concept enough to adapt it to the Hypermail Browser as
> > an exercise to see how it worked in a practical application.
> >
> > Thanks for listening!
> >
> > ---Sheldon

Roger Gregory
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San Francisco, ca 94129
(415) 292-6071

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