Above Image: Young boy using a slate and stylus to write.
By punching out a specific pattern, the user can create a braille letter; although the use of a stylus to take down notes might seem time consuming, people get the hang of it very quickly. The hinged slate is designed to hold a piece of paper steady while the user punches it, with a bottom half to punch against and a guide on top to assist the user in creating braille characters.Ironically...this guy...
Louis Braille, who created the current Braille code, lost his vision when he was working in his dad's woodshop and poked his eye with an awl, a larger version of what he later used to write Braille called a stylus.
This is an Awl:
and this is a stylus:
So that's the LONG explanation for the name of this blog...
Slate and Stylish!
What do you think? Sheek or Geek?