Wal-mart TV Captioned?

13 02 2006

Wal-mart Monitor at storeI sent email to Walmart Corp today. Do you have any idea if they do "talking" thru its speaker. Hmmm…

Wal-mart Corp,

My family and I go to Super Wal-mart and Sam’s for years. It’s everywhere in DFW area.

Anyway, there’s something that got my attention recently. Seems many Super Wal-mart store are doing it now. They installed monitor with speaker on each aisle.

It is nice way to display different things with little Reuters News on bottom of the monitor but I noticed that on general information (advertising, sales, products, etc) doesn’t captioned at all. I cannot hear the speaker if it is really talking or not.

If it is true that it does talk thru its speaker – maybe we should add captioned so deaf customers like me and my wife can watch and understand while waiting in the line.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks so much!
Grant W Laird Jr. 

Grant W Laird Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com



Legend Howard Hughes

12 02 2006

Aviator Movie PosterI had opportunity to watch Aviator movie with Lenoardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes. It is 3 hours long but it is very good. I must admit I didn’t know anything about Hughes himself till now.

He owned Hughes Aircraft, Hughes Medical Institute and as well as many properties.

The movie itself mostly about his lives but it did not cover last part of his lives before he passed away in 1974. This is where he purchased several hotels in Las Vegas which they basically brought out all mafia during that time. Mafia was controlled multiple hotels back then.

Howard Huges on TIME MagazineWhy is he so interesting? He was already multi-millionaire but he happened to be very good entrepreneur – he’s willing to risk to meet his dream. He did amazing things before he get older. Unfortunately, he has OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) which made his lives more difficult as he get older. Perhaps other things too — alot of details at Wikipedia.

I don’t want to go into more details about him or the movie itself. You just have to see this movie for yourself.

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was at times an aviator, an engineer, an industrialist, a movie producer, a playboy, an eccentric and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He is famous for building the Hercules airplane, commonly known as the Spruce Goose, and for his debilitating eccentric behavior later in life.

To learn more about him, go to Wikipedia.

Grant W Laird Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com