Did you know over a million Americans live with Aphasia every day and it can occur in people of any age? What's Aphasia? It is a language disorder usually caused by a stroke, head injury, tumor, or neurological disease. Aphasia affects talking, understanding, reading and writing. A good book to read is Stroke Recovery Book by Kip Burkman. Also, speaking first hand from a loved one who had a stroke there is a speech-language program at the University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP). They are committed to providing intensive state-of-the-art therapy
Ever since we've had hold music on our telephone system, it seems we've been committed to letting people know what we're playing. The picture above is from our Fugitive Fact File (more on that in a coming post) and shows that we kept a record of which songs played over the phone system.
For our present phone system, we've loaded our MP3 player with select Creative Commons-licensed jazz and other recordings from the Internet Archive:
- Fred Baty — Crepusculum — Sky Diaries EP
- top-40.org — Summer Time [top12]
- Carl Jasper Hoffman (October 27, 2004)
- Marcos Oliva And Free Bossa Jazz Trio
- Eric Bednarz — Aicha
Looking for a quick way to see what's in our catalog on other websites, such as When it drops? Try our bookmarklet, available on our Tools page. Not familiar with bookmarklets? Read how to use them.
People in the United States have attempted to form similar organizations, though the political structure of the U.S. is different.
The copyright handbook : how to protect & use written works by Stephen Fishman
The copyright book [electronic resource] : a practical guide by William S. Strong
The illustrated story of copyright by Edward Samuels
Copyright's highway : from Gutenberg to the celestial jukebox by Paul Goldstein
How to make patent drawings yourself : a "Patent it yourself" companion by Jack Lo and David Pressman
Protecting your ideas : the inventor's guide to patents by Joy L. Bryant
Code : and other laws of cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig
Database nation : the death of privacy in the 21st century by Simon Garfinkel
Griswold v. Connecticut : contraception and the right of privacy by Susan C. Wawrose
No place to hide by Robert O'Harrow, Jr
Privacy lost : how technology is endangering your privacy by David H. Holtzman ; foreword by Evan Bayh
Tactical transparency : how leaders can leverage social media to maximize value and build their brand by Shel Holtz, John C. Havens ; foreword by Lynne D. Johnson
Transparency : how leaders create a culture of candor by Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O'Toole ; with Patricia Ward Biederman
The writer's legal guide : an authors guild desk reference by Tad Crawford and Kay Murray
Spoiling for a fight : third-party politics in America by Micah L. Sifry
Mad as hell : how the Tea Party movement is fundamentally remaking our two-party system by Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen
Dear senator : a daughter's memoir by Essie Mae Washington-Williams and William Stadiem
Register now for our Google Apps class, to be held on Tuesday, September 14, from 7:00-8:30PM. We'll cover search, docs, Gmail, and many lesser-known tools that work well for you or your business.
Update [11/15/2010]: A large selection of LEGOs will be available for creative play at the event courtesy of Bricks for Brains. Also be sure to bring blank CD-Rs if you're interested in Free and Open Source software provided by Metro Detroit Linux Users Group.On November 20 from 1:00-5:00PM, Canton Public Library will host some of the most creative hackers in the Metro Detroit Area. Our Community Room will be full of demonstrations and presentations of hacks ranging from robotics to web apps to personal productivity hacks to modded IKEA furniture to crafts.
If you or someone you know is a 'hacker' in a special field; if you have ingenious and/or unconventional workarounds and solutions, then consider doing a presentation or having a demo table at Hack Day. Time slots and planning discussion can be found at the Hack Day CantonWiki page.