when i did my degree, my student equipment grant did buy me a laptop.

That was the laptop I started playing web rpgs and interactive fiction on which taught me a lot about it.

I certainly would've had no compunction about using it for games, ---- afterall it wasn't as if they wanted it back ;D.

the laptop which this new one of mine is replacing was actually the one bought in 2005 by the equipment grant for my masters.

I wrote all my ma essays on it, and indeed took it to conferences which was what it was for, however as everyone will know I also played games on it too, right up until the point the headphone sockit died over christmas.

ddid I refrain from putting games on it? ---- heck no! did I work on it, yes certainly!

Did I get the state to buy it for me just! to put games on, ---- certainly not indeed! however it didn't cost them any extra cash at all.

Actually it's a real shame the chap who sorted out all my equipment grants actually died recently.

He was fantastic, and certainly had no objection to people having fun with computers, ---- his view was the option was available to sited people so why not, so long as it didn't come out of the budgit.

It's a great shame though sinse I really think he would've approved of audio games, not the least because he also sorted out teaching and equipment for primary school children, he probably would've deffinately approved fof accessible games as a way of learning just as Charles said.

I actually think this is an interesting issue, and probably needs a place in my phd somewhere sinse it's such a general thought, and one of the issues I wish to raise in chapter 4 is the responsability of a disabled person to everyone else which certainly covers this fact.

Beware the grue!


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