The following is an interview performed by Ofer Chermesh, the founder of Ghotit, the leading writing and reading assistive technology for dyslexics, and Mr. Albert Einstein that suffers from learning disability like many other famous people, the man synonymous with the word GENIUS and the world’s most famous dyslexic. All of Mr. Albert Einstein texts are exact quotes.
Ofer: Thank you, Mr. Albert Einstein, for joining this interview. And thank you also very much for being a dyslexic genius. One of the major misconceptions that people have is that people with dyslexia have a lower intelligence. That is ridiculous of course…
Mr. Albert Einstein: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe”.
Ofer: Your son Hans Einstein has be quoted as saying that your “ teachers reported that . . . you were mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams”. How do you describe your experiences at school and with your teachers?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know. Whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing”.
Ofer: Any insights for dyslexics who are struggling with their studies at school?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school”. “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Ofer: You know, Ghotit, the company I have founded offers a unique spelling and grammar checker. It offers a solution that I as a heavy dyslexic have been dreaming about my whole life. What guidance can you provide for Ghotit?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Ofer: Developing an intelligent spell checker that offers word suggestions based on the context of the sentence has taken a longer time then expected?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity!”
Ofer: So what do you see in the future of Ghotit?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
Ofer: Any business recommendations for Ghotit?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”
Ofer: Any final words?
Mr. Albert Einstein: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”.
* Nobody really knows if Einstein was indeed dyslexic.
Since we published this blog, we have learned about its popularity. I wonder why so many dyslexics look with admiration at Einstein?
I believe that the following solution would have been appealing to Mr. Albert Einstein.