Saw this ad for the Samsung SII on a friend's Facebook today and I immediately thought of all the research us deafies have been doing on ASL and of Alan Hurwitz's quote in the WaPo story on Gallaudet that called ASL a "value-add."
Maybe I'm crazy, but after googling finger tutting for myself and seeing Wikipedia call it an interpretative street style, I can't help but think of parallels to the things ASL advocates have been trying to convince the world at large of: there is value in communicating in space, in time, and in visual and tactile ways.
But anyhoo... I'm amazed. In mere seconds this video, titled "Unleash your fingers," abandons the whole need-to-convince framework and jumps into the "wow" realm. Seriously, dudes.
Oh, and one other cool parallel? It's nearly impossible to capture ASL without video. I dare you to find me more links to finger tutting sites that are just text than those that rely on video.