Thursday, May 31, 2001

I just watched a really cool show on the Discovery Channel about this guy who was blind from the age of 3-43, and got a surgery that gave him partial vision. It was weird to see how much we take for granted. Here is a man with a college degree, who works on computers for a living developing software to help the blind, and yet he has to think hard to figure out what a picture of a giraffe is, and has trouble recognizing letters. When the interviewer points to cans of Coke, and asks him if they are fruit, he isn't sure. He got to see his wife and children for the first time, and his own reflection in the mirror for the first time in 40 years. It was so odd....

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