The petition I wrote about the other day, at last check now has 1024 signatures. I've been looking at all the names checking for names I know, and I've come across something rather interesting. The opening lines of the petition clearly state: "We, the undersigned blind and visually impaired individuals, or supporters thereof, are dismayed and frustrated by the decision of the U.S. Department of the Treasury to appeal the decision to create accessible paper currency. We support the decision of Judge James Robertson in the federal district court in the District of Columbia for the following reasons: ..." Then, of course, it goes on to list the reasons. So, to me this means that if you're going to sign it you're in favor of it. Yet, I've seen a few signatures with comments like "we shouldn't change things for only a few people", or things along that line. So, given the opening lines, I find it quite funny that, despite the fact that these people are saying they don't want accessible currency, the simple fact that they put their name on the web site says that, in fact, they are supporting the need. Maybe it's the fact that it's not even 8:00 in the morning, and that I had this idea in the middle of the night, but does this logic make sense to anyone besides me? Am I totally off base here?
Speaking of the petition though, I think it's so cool that it has state and Zip Code fields, and that most people are filling them out. i think it's a really cool way to see the spread of the people, but it's also really neat because we've got supporters from other countries who have signed.
Anyway, I'm going to go for now, but I just wanted to point out my twisted logic. SMILE!