We Can Truly Transform People’s Lives

Kelly, Oscar, and I are getting ready to head out for a long weekend up in Gatlinburg, TN to take a break from house selling insanity and kick off the celebration of our 16-year anniversary. We love the Fall, but not everyone is equipped to take in the awesome beauty of Fall foliage. Thankfully, Tennessee is doing something about that.

At scenic overlooks throughout Tennessee, the state has installed special viewfinders capable of bringing the gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds of Fall to people who are colorblind. Those of us who aren’t colorblind, you may wonder what the big deal is, but for folks who’ve gone years, even decades without ever having seen what the big deal it, this can be transformative and humbling.

This is a wonderful reminder of the great opportunities we, as technologists, have for making a real difference, however small, in people’s lives. Look for those opportunities. Harness them. Make a difference in someone’s life.


  1. Dang it, Aaron! Now I can’t see the fall foliage because of all the tears in my eyes! ;) Thanks for sharing this.
  2. 秋のテネシーに、色覚障害者も秋の黄色やオレンジやレッドが見える双眼鏡が設置された。色盲ではない人には大したことじゃないかもしれない。でも何十年も紅葉を見たことがなかった人には、劇的な意味がある。我々はだれかの人生をすこし変換することができる。


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