Friday, December 23, 2005

A Holiday Present For You - If You Can’t Type [Or If You Can]!

Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Rule 10.420 Conduct of Mediation provides:

(c) Closure. The mediator shall cause the terms of any agreement reached to be memorialized appropriately and discuss with the parties and counsel the process for formalization and implementation of the agreement.

Even though the Committee Notes enlighten us that mediators are “. . . not required to write the agreement themselves”, a mediator may act as a scribe and type the agreement as it is dictated to them by counsel or they will type the terms of the agreement as they develop point by point during the mediation. Can you do two things at the same time, i.e. listen and type [without looking at the keyboard]? Have you attempted this and found Jabberwocky on the screen?

Well, for fun, you might want to print the following paragraph and ask someone to read it out loud to you.

“Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”

Even though the letters are jumbled in the paragraph, most people have no trouble reading it! Credits to Robert K. Goral for the paragraph.

Now, wasn’t that fun? Okay, how about interesting? Aren’t we just simply amazing?!?

Enjoy the Holidays and your families; stay safe!

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