Saturday, November 29, 2008

Shooting Skeet

My brother called earlier today and asked if I wanted to go skeet shooting with him next weekend. Last time I went hunting with my brother I was probably 14 years old (he would have been 17) and fairly confident he wasn't excited that I was going along. Now, I don't spend a lot of time with my older brother and I do like a challenge, so I'm thinking, what the hell, I'll give it a try.

Not knowing what to expect I did a quick Google search for "quadriplegic shooting skeet" and I found the following movie.

You might be asking yourself, "What does skeet shooting have to do with technology?" I concede that you are right in thinking that the intention of my column and its focus on technology is a little different than the broader definition provided in Wikipedia that states, "Technology is a broad concept that deals with a species' usage and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt to its environment." So you see, the technology featured in the movie above is merely a primitive adaptation. Let also me remind the reader that this blog is additionally about living with a mobility impairment, with the emphasis on "living;" and in life it's all about experience. I'll work on getting some pictures on what we come up with.