A blind man is waiting at the bus stop together with a big family, father, mother and their 7 children. The bus arrives, but there are only 8 vacant seats. The father and the blind guy decide to walk the few stops. After a while, the man says: “Jesus Christ! That noise from your stick is fierce annoying! Can’t you put a bit of rubber on the tip?” The blind guy replies: “If you had put a bit of rubber on your tip, we’d both be sitting in the bus right now!”
Some say: Dogs have owners; cats have staff. Looking at our cat’s behavioural patterns, I certainly support this hypothesis. Nonetheless, our cat “Tibbs” is awesome! She is my GuideCat. Read on…
In my previous post I aimed to draw the readers’ attention to some phenomena in speech interaction, namely how to say one thing while meaning quite the opposite. The first example I chose, “I don’t mean to patronise you, but…” opened a door which lead the topic into a different direction. Is it patronising to offer somebody help?
> “What is BlindSquare?”
> BlindSquare is a look-around and positioning app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch which has been designed especially for blind people.
> However, it might come in handy for sighted people, too. (More about that later.)
> Please find the link to BlindSquare on the App Store below together with the link to the official website and some useful resources. >
> “How does it work?”
> BlindSquare uses your location and the data from http://www.FourSquare.com to tell you > • where you are,
> • what is around you,
> • upcoming crossroads or junctions,
> • when your location changes, i.e. you walk into a new road and > • the direction in which you are walking. Read the full review…