Inspiration (photo from here) is an invisible force produced by a person, event, place or anything else that causes someone to do something or set a goal for oneself. For me, inspiration is a big part of identifying and going after goals, as hard as these may be. I got inspired by Sam Gemar at Kennedy Space Center last September. Being there and hearing him jolted my memory and inspired me to start this blog and make changes in my life.
Back to the Livescribe Developer Day. On Wednesday, after a few words from Livescribe CEO Jim Marggraff and other enthusiastic and knowledgeable Livescribe employees we got to hear about some of the Penlets people developed. Following a lukeworm beginning with the creator of a Poker game for the pen, two men came up - Joshua Miele, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and Steven Landau, Research Director at Touch Graphics. The former blind, seeming frail, assisted by the latter. I couldn't understand what they were about to do or show. And then Josh started talking, immediately grasping everyone's attention, demonstrating how wrong it is to judge a book by its cover.
Josh would probably frown at the first descriptive word I wrote about him, but as a human being, I initially saw what was on the outside. As soon as he started talking it became clear how unimpeded he is and how strong. I don't know what life experiences brought him to where he is, but I have to wonder whether he would do such remarkable work if it weren't for his so-called handicap. It was nothing short of an inspiration.
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