[bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS

  • From: "Larry Skutchan" <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:32:24 -0500

If Ed's here, I'll grab him. Does anyone know for sure? He actulaly called about a month ago or so and wanted to interview me about bct, but we haven't been able to get back together.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:58 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS

Nice going Monica.  I couldn't have said it better, so I won't even try.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:44 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS

Chris and others, I think you may be missing a vital link here. (smile) I think we take the ability to use online services for granted because we have been blessed with the skills to learn them and the drive to do so. I have noticed that there is a group of people who need to be shown how something is done before they can understand. You can talk yourself silly and not make progress. I was like that when CDs and DVDs came along. In fact, I didn't buy a CD player for 15 years after they came onto the market. I watched my first DVD 2 months ago. Chris dragged me kicking and screaming into podcasts when I could see no use for them. Now I laugh at myself because they're so simple. Chris baited a trap and got me to actually listen to a podcast and a DVD movie. Until that point, I wasn't having any of it, thank you very much.

I can relate to Ed in his clinging to what he knows and
understands.  That learning style would require someone to go to his
house, play a podcast on his machine, and walk through the steps of
making a small podcast.  This is a reality of marketing and education
in all spheres of life, and it's a shame that most people overlook
this need in their friends and family.  I feel sad that I don't live
closer to him.  My mom is this type of learner, and I've got her
using Google and Amazon now.  I don't know Ed, but I imagine he is of
an age that he didn't grow up with the internet and has heard just
enough of the media's horror stories to feel both afraid and
unsure.  He knows about tapes, the telephone, and such.  The web and
a screenreader could feel pretty overwhelming to him.

Monica Visit my blog at: http://plumlipstick.livejournal.com

On Tuesday 3/21/2006 09:50 PM, you wrote:
Mary, Oh, you're so right. Coffee with Ed would be a wonderful addition

to our podcasts. I wonder if he'll be attending CSUN. Maybe Larry could

convince him of the wonders of podcasting.


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