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From: an SLP
Date: 10/3/98
Time: 6:36:39 PM
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I do wish that I had the computing requirements to view your work. 
Very interesting, however. My quess is that others feel the same. 
Good luck.
stutterer's perspectives 
From: chuck goldman
Date: 10/9/98
Time: 5:28:09 PM
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By creating such an individualistic approach to educating the public 
about stuttering you have indeed created a mass appeal tool. Bravo 
to you in transforming the feelings of one person into the actual 
senses of others. Perhaps such CD-ROM use may serve as a viable 
adjunct/substitute for self help groups.  

Re: stutterer's perspectives 
From: Martin
Date: 10/12/98
Time: 5:09:30 AM
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 To Chuck, Thank you for taking the time to see the site. Looking 
forward to speaking to you again! Martin 

All I can say is "wow!"
From: Judy Kuster
Date: 10/10/98
Time: 12:02:31 PM
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Your comment: 
>I must stress that I am not looking for sympathy from the user, just 
a little patience. 
is particularly interesting when you are trying to use the Internet to 
show people what you are doing;-) I have a Macintosh G3 computer 
with an ethernet connection and I still have to be patient to 
download many of the quicktime movies from your server in Ireland 
to mine here in Minnesota. But it was definitely worth it! Thank you 
for your interesting paper, and for what you are doing. 

I REALLY like your poster of famous PWS. That alone is worth the 
online "trip" to Ireland to see and since it does not have any special 
requirements to view it, most people should be able to reach that 
part of your site without any trouble or a lot of time. Have you 
considered contacting your local stammering association to have 
them make a poster out of that one?? It is wonderful! I was 
delighted to see Ludwig Quidde on there;-) I found an article he 
wrote (I think in the 20's) about his personal path toward recovery - 
it is on the Stuttering Home Page. What an interesting person he was! 

I know you said this wasn't planned as a commercial venture for 
you, but I am curioius how much a copy of your CD rom might cost 
for you to make and mail. Do you have facilities to do that? 

I can see many interesting applications of what you are doing -- 
including using it at high school science fairs, at career days, to help a 
high school student who stutters educate his/her classmates and 
teachers about stuttering, for inservices with teachers of students 
who stutter, etc. 

Re: All I can say is "wow!"
From: martin
Date: 10/12/98
Time: 5:07:46 AM
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm very pleased that I 
have managed to create a piece which can do some good.  I would 
love to have the piece available for schools and educational 
institutions etc but I don't have the finances to supply on demand. 

So basically I'm waiting for a fairy God mother to arrive at my door 
or ring my phone. Anyway I'll see what happens. I have been 
nominated for an European award on multimdeia for the piece I 

You can also vote for your favorate piece and possibly win a prize to 
Austria in November. 

Thanks for the encouragement! 


Born With a Broken Tongue
From: J. O'Reilly
Date: 10/14/98
Time: 1:52:41 PM
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This is really interesting. I love your work. Wonderful ideas and 
colors, although patience was required to view it! A thought occurred 
to me while reading your article.Do you ex- perience impatience 
when listening to another stutter? Or are you drawing from what 
others have told you? Keep up the neat stuff. JO

Re: Born With a Broken Tongue
From: Martin
Date: 10/15/98
Time: 8:58:01 AM
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I suppose having a stutter gives you the ability to understand dthe 
problems that another person may face. however I have found that I 
make the same mistakes as non stutterers do. Helping the stutterer 
finish a sentence for example. plus experiencing how friends react 
gives you a brilliant understanding of their frustration and 
impatience! Thanks for the encouragement! 

Excellent use of multimedia
From: Mark R. Thomas
Date: 10/19/98
Time: 10:05:56 AM
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I checked out your website using shockwave, viewed the Europrix 
video awards and surfed through your MetaDesign links. Read about 
Meta (it's cool font.) I also like the hand-written-print font that you 
use on the interface for "Born with a Broken Tongue." 

My own phone rang just moments after hearing the "shocked" sounds 
of a telephone ringing and the voiced thoughts of a man deciding not 
to answer the phone because he might not be able to say the word 
"Hello." I found myself saying "hello" with a new awareness and 
appreciation of my own speech. 

In reading about MetaDesign's philosophy about multimedia their 
approach to design I realized that you are on a great adventure in 
exploiting new-media's graphic vocabulary. You have created a 
typographically refined user-interface for others to explore and 
experience stuttering in an information design that engenders a more 
personal understanding. 

Good luck, looks to me that you have a bright multimedia future 
ahead. - Mark 

Re: Excellent use of multimedia
From: martin
Date: 10/19/98
Time: 11:03:46 AM
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Thanks for checking out the site! I'm pleased that it made you 
appreciate your own voice and sound of your voice. 
Thanks Martin

Born with a Broken Tongue
From: Beth Hebert and Amy Wendelboe-Hanson
Date: 10/19/98
Time: 10:39:19 AM
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Your concept of patience and frustration was definitely experienced 
here in a very unusually fascinating way! Powerful images! How 
unfortunate that not everyone, due to the plug-ins, could experience 
this web site. 

From: martin
Date: 10/27/98
Time: 4:36:00 AM
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The problem that one is always going to have is using plugins. It isn't 
too difficult to get the appropriate plugins. I suppose there is only so 
much that I can do. Anyway if you do have the plugins it should be