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Stephen Hawking’s ‘Gift for Timing’

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Stephen Hawking’s ‘Gift for Timing’

Source:  NY Times Stephen Hawking, the author of “A Brief History of Time,” had a remarkable gift for timing. He was born on the 300th anniversary of the death of Galileo. It was also a time when the Nazis were killing handicapped people. Yet during his lifetime, people with physical limitations were increasingly accepted and accommodated. As his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progressed, computer technology did, too, allowing him to continue to contribute to our understanding of the universe. The development of general relativity and quantum mechanics opened the door to the study of black...

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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Source:  NY Times / Sylvia Longmire / DISABILITY / NOV. 22, 2017 Whenever I hear someone mention Airbnb, I cringe — on the inside, at least. Not because there’s anything inherently wrong with Airbnb, the home-sharing business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and has opened up affordable accommodations to millions of people around the world. The problem is, it hasn’t done so for people like me. Airbnb is part of something called the sharing economy, an evolving system in which people who own certain things, like homes or cars, rent them out to others when they are not...

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