Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Steve Jobs

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #16
    Helped my son.

    My son has autism and is not able to speak. He got an Ipad through the school system last year. It's like I finally got to know my child. I have learned so much about him since he has finally had a reliable way to communicate. Without the Ipad, I would have never known his favorite color (red), that he wants toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and that he likes to play jokes.

    Truly an innovator. So thankful for all of this technology.

    Also, I get called Mom now. I had to wait 5 years for that!

    Comment


      #17
      Originally posted by kittysmith View Post
      My son has autism and is not able to speak. He got an Ipad through the school system last year. It's like I finally got to know my child. I have learned so much about him since he has finally had a reliable way to communicate. Without the Ipad, I would have never known his favorite color (red), that he wants toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and that he likes to play jokes.

      Truly an innovator. So thankful for all of this technology.

      Also, I get called Mom now. I had to wait 5 years for that!
      Thank you for sharing this touching story...best pro-techie post here!
      Tawanda
      ___________________________________________
      Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2004; First sign of trouble: 1994

      Comment


        #18
        Originally posted by gomer View Post
        I have long felt a similar feeling about technology and society in general. We have so much more technology today, yet we seem to make so little use of it to the advantage of society.

        For much of today's society it's Money first, people last.

        Gomer A sad day.
        Hey, Gomer, I feel much the same way. Perhaps we are showing our age??
        Tawanda
        ___________________________________________
        Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2004; First sign of trouble: 1994

        Comment


          #19
          Originally posted by Sir-Voor View Post

          One reason treatments donít evolve as fast is because a bad treatment can kill you, unlike a bad phone or computer.
          Also when developing a treatment/drug they have the start from scratch and not just make a better version of the current treatment.

          AND FYI there has been major advancements in MS treatments in the past nine years since I was Dx.
          Rebif came out about the same time I was Dx. and now there is a monthly IV treatment, Iím not sure of the oral DMD status, and I know first hand Ampyra that came out last year has changed my life majorly.
          Plus with the growth of the internet my knowledge of MS, and diet, stress reduction, exercise importance, to help me has grown with it. It was thanks to this site that I learned what heat does to me.

          Although the mapping of the DNA has not helped us yet, it likely will.
          And Iím really looking forward to Tovaxin getting to market, and Iím sure there are others treatments in R&D that I donít know about.
          Good points, although I don't think the M.S. "advances" you speak of knock my socks off. My M.S. Specialist hasn't been exactly crowing about them, either (ironically, he seemed more excited about the "leech treatment" research being done ). There's always the next "big thing" for M.S. coming down the turnpike. I've been hearing this since my mother was suffering from M.S. (she died in 1972 from M.S. related pneumonia) and have since become underwhelmed and skeptical about such claims...

          but I could always be WRONG, and in this case, I HOPE I AM!!

          Thanks for the interesting perspective.
          Tawanda
          ___________________________________________
          Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2004; First sign of trouble: 1994

          Comment

          Working...
          X