Feb. 2nd, 2010

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Today’s group meeting was more interesting than usual.

We went to a custom wheelchair store during our usual class time this morning. It was really neat and I got to roll around in a few wheelchairs and learn about the general unfairness of the American insurance system. Insurance companies will pay for a titanium frame on a bike but will not pay for something like MagicWheels or a Wijit to make things easier for people in wheelchairs to function. The insurance companies would rather pay either for surgery or for an electric wheelchair instead of something that would prevent the need for surgery and an electric wheelchair.

But the wheelchairs were NICE. If, due to some horrific accident, I end up in a wheelchair, I think I may insist on something like one of those, with the nice cushion and the light weight and the wheels that spin so smoothly as opposed to some of the others that are not quite as smooth.

Design for manufacturability is still interesting. I am kind of surprised. Not interesting enough to stop me from doing some plotting in the margins of my notes, but interesting. Homework due next week. Joy of joys. And we still haven’t picked something to work with yet.

I think it’s interesting that the entries bounce back and forth between school and total nonsense…


Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see." ~Leonardo da Vinci


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