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Julie had to leave for the day, but asked me to post this for her:
I’m really sorry you were disappointed in the finalist selections for the
contest. I have been coordinating this contest effort, and I wanted to post a
response to your comment.
You’re right that we certainly would have been happy to see some carefully
envisioned and creative systems that contributed to humanitarian efforts. But
we were also open to individuals who simply wanted to help
out another person.
In case you’re interested, here’s a little background. When we talked about how
to structure the contest, we realized that we had to leave it open-ended. After
all, we didn’t want to deter contestants who, like our first contest winner,
were helping out a family member
with some unusual needs, but not carrying out a larger humanitarian effort. We
also wanted to encourage particularly creative applications of technology, as
we mentioned in the contest guidelines.
In the end, I can’t tell you exactly what made some entries stand out for our
panelists. But I know they gave it some real heartfelt thought and effort. This
was probably the hardest contest to judge that we’ve had.
Please feel to send me a private message if you’d like to discuss further.
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The finalists can be found on the contest page here:
Holiday Contest Finalists
Thanks Jeff - I think I saw the page, but I didn't see the Finalist 1 and Finalist 2 links.
Personally, I can't say I'm thrilled with the idea of putting 900W of audio on a riding lawnmower - seems like a better idea to me to get a pair of noise-cancelling headphones with a built-in MP3 player if they make that (probably someone does) or design that as part of the project.
But that's just my opinion ...
lisa:Also, when you consider that the noise level on a riding mower is loud enough that manufactures recommend that you wear hearing protection while the mower is running, the choice becomes more puzzling.
That was essentially the impression I came away with - I wear gunshot ear protectors with a push-lawnmower since I have some hearing loss from rock concerts when I was younger and bullet-proof ...
The idea of having my earmuffs work better and being able to pipe music into them would appeal to me.
The idea of adding 900W to the lawnmower so someone could listen to it AND their music together ....
nfbmunky:ecspecially our Earth which isnt going to around all that long unless we wake up and realize the impressive and exciting breakthroughs we have in alternative energy vehicles.
As the great George Carlin said - "Save the Planet!!! Save the Planet!!! The Earth has been here for millions of years and will continue to be here for millions of years. It's the PEOPLE we need to save - they might not make it. (And then he supposed the Earth created people so it could invent plastics which will still be here also ..."
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