Sunday, August 21, 2005

Paused Conservation

J's grandparents will appreciate this device that slowers the chatter of children on the phone. She recounts the last week's events at break neck speed in all of two minutes. I have to provide more than a verbatim translation to the parties overseas dying to know all about J's exciting life and times at the daycare.

This may be useful for me during my phone interviews when sometimes I pick up pace unknowingly in the manner of J completely befuddling and then loosing my audience.

The
Sega/Nippon Care Supply Brain Trainer mentioned in the article reminds me of my uncle who took to high school arithmetic and progressed to advanced calculus after retirement to avert dementia. Though his sanity remains unimpaired to this day,it would be hard to say if math played any role in that.

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