The Greatest Internet Story Ever Told, a.k.a., "Prosopagnosia"

This is a true story.  It really happened.  It happened to me on January 26, 1998.

I had just come home from Skyline Community College where I had attended the third of three evening classes entitled "Introduction to the Internet".

My loving and trusting spouse Ursula asked me where I had been and what I had learned.  I sat down on the bed and related the following:

"The Internet instructor showed us a web site created by a friend of his, a Bill Choisser, who had a rare disease. The web site was called 'Face Blindness', and the disease was something which I could not pronounce. People with this malady are unable to recognize other people. By communicating to the world through his website, Choisser connected with many others who suffered from the same adversity, and thus he was able to be a focal point for people to share possible causes and therapy. This was the great benefit of the Internet -- 'to rapidly communicate with people all over the world to share ideas.' "

I "Isn't that something?", I asked Ursula, "How else would you be able to get in touch with so many people about something like that?"

Without so much as a deep breath, she responded by handing me the day's newspaper, pointing to Ann Lander's column, and saying: "Here's how they do it -- in Ann Lander's column!"


Yes, unbelievably, Ann Lander's column in that very evening's
San Francisco Examiner, had a letter about the same subject - "Face Blindness".


This is Page 1 of 4 Pages
Page 2  is the Ann Lander's column of January 26, 1998.
Page 3
 is Bill Choisser's Website, "Face Blind".
Page 4
My famous poem, "Prosopagnosia" aka, "@ Skyline College"


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