* Posts by Isaac.Eiland-Hall

2 posts • joined 24 Jun 2015

Apple gets around to fixing those 77 security holes in OS X Yosemite


"Your OS X box"

"Your OS X box"? Sounds like a Microsoft problem when you phrase it that way. hehe

Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model


ADHD is real, friends

I know ElReg is known for being irreverent and silly, and I respect and love that and always have. But I also wanted to post a comment regarding your incorrect usage and reference to ADHD, which is a real condition that many, like me, have. I'd say "suffer from", but although there are negatives, there are also positives.

For one, ADHD folks are more likely to read more pages than the average joe — if it's something in which they're interested. We have something called "hyperfocus", where we can lose hours in something without realizing it. I've started on programming projects in the morning and not realized I'd been working the entire day until I noticed my hands were trembling from lack of food and it was dark outside.

On the other hand, if something doesn't engage us, then yes, we tend to be drawn to noises and movement much more easily than other people. It can be quite annoying not to be able to focus on something you want to.

So I'm not asking for an apology or retraction, but there are plenty of people who don't understand ADHD; who make fun of us. I just want you to be aware that by spreading misinformation, like everyone else who does so, you cause mild harm to all of us. As long as people are aware of what ADHD is and isn't, then I'm much more okay with people using it to be silly. Just don't forget we're real people out here with real struggles.

And don't stop being TheRegister, ever, of course. <3


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