Excuse any typos from me over the next few weeks: Just got a splint put on my broken right pinky (distal phalanx to be more precise) and I need to keep it only for probably 6 weeks.
Yes, that's what I get for actually trying to play defense during a pick-up basketball game.
As the expert splint maker at the doctor's office cut, melted and shaped black plastic around me I asked her if a 3D printer might be found in the office before long. She didn't know about that, but said one patient used such a printer to attach a fan and iPhone holder into his arm cast recently. (ALSO SEE: 3D Printing and Healthcare)
Meanwhile, not long after I got back to my office I received a press release with the headline: "Importance of Typing Emerges as Common Core Standards are Spotlighted."
My appreciation of typing smoothly will be sure to grow in coming weeks, as I struggle to tap the Return key on my Mac keyboard.