Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do You Have Dyscalculia?

After reading this article I wonder if I too have this sort of disorder:

Last November, Jill got herself screened for learning disabilities. She found that while her IQ is above average, her numerical ability is equivalent to that of an 11-year-old because she has something called dyscalculia. The diagnosis came partly as a relief, because it explained a lot of difficulties she had in her day-to-day life. She can't easily read a traditional, analogue clock, for example, and always arrives 20 minutes early for fear of being late. When it comes to paying in shops or restaurants, she hands her wallet to a friend and asks them to do the calculation, knowing that she is likely to get it wrong.
continue reading the article at New Scientist.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Obama Logo and Chandler, AZ's Logo

Obama's Presidential logo (left) Chandler Arizona's logo (right).

Okay, so first off I'm not claiming Obama nor the advertising agency that created his logo for his presidential campaign got the idea for their logo from Chandler, AZ (which is located minutes from me in Tempe, AZ) however I must say it's not hard to imagine if they did due to Chandler's logo being around for 23 years. Regardless, you should have seen my face when I drove by one of the street signs in Chandler and saw that logo for the first time....I almost thought Chandler had unanimously gathered around Obama.