Sunday, January 03, 2010

Night writing

Not to be missed: Rachel Aviv's "Listening to Braille" in today's Times magazine—a fascinating and genuinely profound piece on Braille, literacy, and technology.

Here's just one of many good bits—an excerpt of a fictional story written by a 16-year-old "who didn’t use Braille but rather composed on a regular keyboard and edited by listening to [his] words played aloud":

He looked in the house windo that was his da windo his dad was walking around with a mask on he took it off he opend the windo and fell on his bed sleeping mark took two bombs and tosed them in the windo the popt his dad lept up but before he could grab the mask it explodedhe fell down asleep.


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