I’ve written before that Kinect has some wonderful medical applications. Here’s another one.
Today is Thanksgiving. A holiday to remind us that our harvest has sustained us. Analogous to the holiday of Sukot, which was closer in time to the secular Thanksgiving before the date was moved. (It IS celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada, which is mighty close to the actual date of Sukot.)
Tonight is the first night of Chanuka. For those of you who follow the Gregorian calendar, you would say the holiday is arriving early. It won’t fall this ‘early’ again for some 80,000+ years. (Chanuka always falls on the 25th day of Kislev, though, in our calendar.)
Don’t you just love science fiction? Because the best science fiction involves conjecture of the world as it could be. I remember being mesmerized by Tom Swift, Jr., as a young boy. Other than the delusion perpetrated that Victor Appleton II wrote the series (instead of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams), they were wonderful books. (I only read the first 16; then I graduated to Robert Heinlein.)