I appreciate you mentioning bias, and I do hope you recognize how much ageism and ableism played into your feedback, as it only focused on the negative perceptions commonly shared by non-disabled people in response to aging and disabilities.
Walkers enable people–from children to adults–to do things they otherwise could not do! It sucks that accommodations have a negative perception in our society when they have such a positive impact on people’s lives! For example, my 28yo bff loves her walker because it means she can bop around the MN State Fair with our friend group, while more generically a 65yo might appreciate how a walker enables them to maintain a level of independence or simply go outside for walks with grandkids. What should be seen as empowering gets twisted into weak, other, slow, etc.
Please don’t interpret this as an attack on you, it isn’t!!! This is so pervasive throughout our society, I saw an opportunity to share another perspective on “walkers” and biases in a safe space with fellow Airtable fans.
Apart from the accessibility component of the name, I immediately thought of the phrase “walk before you run,” which I hear so often in corporate world when referring to new ideas, projects, learning something new, etc.
A nod to accessibility, a nod to helping users do something new or hard in an easier way, and also hits a beloved pop culture reference, that’s a great name to me.
Thanks for sharing, @goksan! Will check it out as I am a newbie to this aspect of development.
You have managed to conflate the name’s marketing appeal for different generations with something much larger. My comments are solely intended as demographic facts that one might use to determine if a name is good or poor at attracting customers.
Yes, it does. But that is not my intimation or my observation as it pertains to my comments. Words have meaning and sometimes they reflect different emotions with different generations. That’s my observation. Nothing more.