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    What is this?

  • #2
    The old site before this one.
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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    • #3
      Hi,

      Not sure where this term came from but spinewire is part of the website address in the carecure forums (look above at the Address on your toolbar).

      Cando use must be an abbreviation for a particular message.

      Are you looking for something in particular?

      AAD
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      • #4
        SpineWire (spinewire.com) was a site for people with Spinal Cord Injuries (and family and friends) that Wise (Dr. Young) was a big part of back in 1998 or so. SpineWire was sold to an online mechant selling aids for daily living and medical supplies called CanDo.com, and the SpineWire name was eventually dissolved. CanDo.com went under, like so many internet startups, but Wise felt the community type message boards of SpineWire/CanDo for SCI should continue, so he set up CareCure. He tried to by the SpineWire name and get all the old message boards, but they wouldn't let him (bastards!).

        So, that's why the profile asks if you were a spinewire/cando user.

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        • #5
          D'oh! double post. Ignore this.
          Last edited by Scorpion; 05-11-2006, 01:26 PM.

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          • #6
            Thxs.........just trying to learn the lingo around the site.

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            • #7
              Slight Correction

              CanDo was owned by the originators of SpineWire for a bit before it was bought up my the merchant group. In July 2000 they cut almost all paid staff. By July 2001 it was going under.
              Every day I wake up is a good one

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scorpion
                He tried to by the SpineWire name and get all the old message boards, but they wouldn't let him (bastards!).
                If I recall correctly he offered them $25,000 but no can-do! Thanks for the memories.
                The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
                --General George Patton

                Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
                ––Paul Nussbaum
                usc87.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  PN~Thank you so much for that link. It brought back so many memories! I especially love the top five missed things. How anyone can read that and say "no" to stem cell research is beyond me.

                  Vicky
                  ____________________________
                  "God warns us not to love any earthly thing above Himself, and yet He sets in a mother's heart such a fierce passion for her babes that I do not comprehend how He can test us so."
                  ~Geraldine Brooks, "Year of Wonders"


                  "Be kind...for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
                  ~Philo of Alexandria

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PN
                    If I recall correctly he offered them $25,000 but no can-do! Thanks for the memories.
                    I think that amount is right, as I recall. Thanks for the link (and memories) via the Wayback Machine.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PN
                      If I recall correctly he offered them $25,000 but no can-do! Thanks for the memories.
                      Id forgotten about some of them peeps...

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                      • #12
                        SCI Mom, you are welcome, but Russ got me thinking and some of the accolades need to be thrown his way.

                        All artists build off the shoulders of other artists!
                        The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
                        --General George Patton

                        Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
                        ––Paul Nussbaum
                        usc87.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          Somewhere, I had written the history of spinewire.com and cando.com on internet but let me summarize briefly. Mark Pinney, Sam Maddox, and I started spinewire.com, one of the first bulletin boards for spinal cord injury, in 1996. Mark Pinney (he is quadriplegic) funded the software development because there were no real bulletin software in those days. I remember that the first version was written using Apple Filemaker. It eventually took off, reaching nearly 6000 users.

                          In 1998, Mark Pinney was asked to be the CEO of Cando, a company that was funded by venture capitalists to create a "disability portal" and to establish online e-commerce to sell supplies and equipment to people with disabilities. He convinced me to merge spinewire with Cando. It became cando.com and the company spent about millions setting up new software for a bulletin board and e-commerce, as well as setting up relationships with suppliers. But the company never took off. In 2001, as the company was running out of money, the venture capitalists pulled out, and the company turned off its lights.

                          They would not sell me the database even though I offered them $25,000 for it. By that time, we had several hundred thousand posts, 5 years of heartfelt messages from the community to each other. They would not allow us to use the name spinewire.com and so I created the CareCure Community on July 24, 2001. If you scroll back to the first post in the cure forum, you will find that it is on that date. We initially used a commercial bulletin board service called infopop. Last year, we bit the bullet and moved the bulletin board to a server at Rutgers University where it currently resides.



                          Wise.

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                          • #14
                            Cando.com




                            "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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                            • #15
                              That site just bought the name after Cando went belly up. Nothing to do with the history of SpineWire or Cando we are discussing here.

                              There are a few of the old archived pages still around, but none are complete. I wish we still had that history.

                              http://web.archive.org/web/199911171...spinewire.com/
                              http://web.archive.org/web/200005111...tes/index.html
                              http://web.archive.org/web/200012021...spinewire.com/
                              (even the infamous "wheelchair umbrella"!!!!!)
                              http://web.archive.org/web/200012061...spinewire.com/

                              Wise, maybe you could write the history up as one of your articles for CareCure? I hate to loose the history of the roads we have been down together.

                              (KLD)
                              Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 05-13-2006, 12:43 AM.
                              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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