March 26, 2012

The Iceman Cometh, with his Legal Team

Happy Monday, friends.

Today's post at Support for Special Needs touches on the uneasy state of affairs between AAC device makers and app developers trying to utilize tech advances in consumer electronics to further their craft.

Things have taken a turn for the ugly. Well, uglier, anyway.

(Bonus: Schuyler gave me a quote, typed directly into the doc on the computer. She did a great job of saying exactly what she wanted to say, about how she feels about her current device and what she wants to do in the future. I'm really proud of her.)

Also, the ever-cool Jen Lee Reeves, with whom I spoke on a panel at SxSW, is giving away a signed copy of my book. Go check out her post, especially the parts where she nice stuff about me. Because you know me. I like that.

March 19, 2012

Inscrutable World

I know, I've been quiet all week. I think I picked up a bad case of Hipster Pox at SxSW, so I've spent the week mostly coughing. I'm getting really good at it.

Anyway, there's a new post at Support for Special Needs. It's sort of about soccer, but not really.

Vague enough for you? My work here is done.

March 12, 2012

The Shiny Future

It's Monday, which this time means I'm at SXSW in Austin (the Prodigal Son returns!) speaking on a panel, and also that there's a new post over at Support for Special Needs. Are these two things related? Maybe a little.

If you're in Austin today, it's not too late to come say "Hi, Rob!" or "You suck, Rob!" or whatever. I'm cool either way.

March 6, 2012

Spread it. End it. That's all.

March 7th is the annual "Spread the Word to End the Word" observance day. The word, of course, is "retard", and if you're still using it, tomorrow would be an excellent day to at least think about why it is you've been sticking to your retard guns, so to speak.

You'll note that I don't say "you should stop using that word". That's because I can't tell you whether or not you should stop. I can't choose your vocabulary for you any more than anyone else can, and I don't think I have the right to try.

But I hope you'll think about it.

To that end, I hope you'll take a moment to go read the thing I wrote about this topic last May, called "Just a word". And as usual, someone else says it better than I do:

March 5, 2012

Schuyler's Dragon

I just found out that someone bought the rights to publish Schuyler's Monster in Chinese.

How cool is that?

Schuyler has declared it "super cool". So there you go.

Puppies and Cookies are Swell

It's Monday, so it's time for a new post over at Support for Special Needs. This one should cause considerably less gnashing of teeth and scented hankies lifted to worried brows than last Monday. You can decide for yourself if that's a good thing. I think it probably is.

Also, a reminder to SXSW attendees. The panel I'm participating in will take place a week from today. Well-wishers and hecklers are encouraged to come say hi. (If you're a heckler, stick to bugging me. Jen and Kate won't stand for your shenanigans OR your tomfoolery.)

Schuyler and Maxie, in 2007