Today’s post by Paul Thurrott is why I read feeds. It’s not important to a mass audience. It won’t get on TechMeme or Digg or TailRank or Google News. But I have met Paul and didn’t realize his son is deaf and getting cochlear implants. His story is moving and shares with us that the technology is progressing to the point where his son will have a mostly-normal life. It’s inspiring, thanks to Paul for sharing it. And next time I’m at some boring conference and looking for something to say to Paul I’ll be sure to ask him how his son is doing. God forbid, if my own son has the same set of problems I know the first person I’ll call.