Braille as a concept of multiperspective use, far beyond it’s intention.

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Talking about cross-functional concepts, in context of bodily impairment, the Braille system is already a good example:

Developed by Louis Braille in 1821, the orginal task was to develop an existing system to enable Napoleon’s soldiers to reliably read documents in the dark without opening a light and alerting the enemy to their position. 

Napoleon lost the war, but the Braille system has altered the lives of millions of blind people ever since then. (Which by the way once again vitalizes the discussion on the ambivalence of innovation in context of war).

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