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Breaking the silence
Malachi laughs at his former high school teacher Marilyn Larson's jokes. Larson told Elaine about Brainfingers, one in a new generation of hands-free computer control devices that tap brainwaves and facial muscles; with practice, people with disabilities can harness these signals to move a computer cursor and make clicks. The device could give Malachi a chance to communicate. Elaine knew she wanted it.