Steve Jobs’ talk comparing computers to “a bicycle for our minds” is definitely one of my favorites. Apparently, Michael Mulvey feels the same way, as he launched a Kickstarter project to create a graphic and prints of the quote.
If he can raise $4,000 in the next few weeks, he’ll make them. And if you commit at least $40, you’ll get one. (You can also commit as little as $1 for some decals with the graphic and quote.) He’s a ways away from his goal, but I just pledged so I’ll hopefully get the poster.
Update 12/28: He made it!
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory skin disease that affects 2-3% of the population. In simple terms, one person on a double-decker bus is likely to have the disease. Fair-skinned people, wherever they live, are equally affected by psoriasis, but it is much less common in African Caribbeans and Asians, and virtually non-existent in Inuit people and Native Americans. It affects men and women equally.
The word ‘psoriasis’ comes from Greek words meaning ‘the state of having the itch’. This reflects the fact that it has been around for many centuries, albeit being properly described only in the 20th century, and gives the lie to the suggestion in some medical textbooks that psoriasis does not itch. It also suggests that, although first described in the 1800s, psoriasis has been around for many centuries. It may well be that the Roman writer Pliny the Elder included psoriasis when he referred to disfiguring skin complaints that, although not painful or dangerous, were so distressing that ‘any kind of death would be preferable’.