At age 96, Edgar Lion doesn’t see well enough to use a computer’s keyboard or even read a newspaper without specialized magnifying equipment.
However, his lack of vision didn’t stop him from self-publishing a 55-page book, “The Lion Hypothesis,” that outlines his views on space and time.
“It is a small book and there is a reason for that. It was an extremely difficult book to write because I have a severe case of macular degeneration,” he said. “I have no close vision. I can’t use my computer. To write the book, I had to use a tape recorder and it was damn difficult.”
To write the book, Lion first dictated into the recorder and then paid somebody to transcribe the text. It was a lengthy process, he said, because dictating into a recorder is nothing like writing a book on a typewriter or computer. A recorder doesn’t …