Fwd: [emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak 32.0 (LuckyDog) Unleashed

Hans Zoebelein hzoebelein at gmail.com
Thu May 13 17:35:11 UTC 2010

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Subject: 	[emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak 32.0 
(LuckyDog) Unleashed
Resent-Date: 	Wed, 12 May 2010 22:38:18 -0400 (EDT)
Resent-From: 	emacspeak at cs.vassar.edu
Date: 	Wed, 12 May 2010 17:38:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: 	T. V. Raman <tv.raman.tv at gmail.com>
To: 	emacspeak at cs.vassar.edu

  Emacspeak 32.0 --- LuckyDog --- Unleashed!

    1 Emacspeak-32.0 (LuckyDog) Unleashed!

      1.1 For Immediate Release:

San Jose, Calif., (May 13, 2010) Emacspeak: Bringing tweet Access For 
social beings -- ;Zero cost of upgrades/downgrades makes priceless 
software affordable!

Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) --http://emacspeak.sf.net-- announces the 
immediate world-wide availability of Emacspeak 32.0 (LuckyDog) -- ;a 
powerful audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving data, social and 
service-oriented Web cloud.

      1.2 Investors Note:

With several prominent tweeters expanding coverage, NASDOG: ESPK has now 
been consistently trading over the net at levels close to that once 
attained by DogCom high-fliers --- and as of October 2009 is trading at 
levels close to that achieved by once better known stocks in the tech 

      1.3 What Is It?

Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides complete 
eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating environments. By 
seamlessly blending live access to all aspects of the Internet such as 
Web-surfing, blogging, social computing and electronic messaging into 
the audio desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access to local and remote 
information with a consistent and well-integrated user interface. A rich 
suite of task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled access to 
the evolving service-oriented Web cloud.

      1.4 Major Enhancements:

   1. Updated URL Templates for rapid Web access. ♁
   2. BBC iPlayer support ☢
   3. Updated EPub support ✍
   4. Emacs 24 support ♺

Plus many more changes too numerous to fit in this margin ∞

      1.5 Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:

Never a toy system, Emacspeak is voluntarily bundled with all major 
Linux distributions. Though designed to be modular, distributors have 
freely chosen to bundle the fully integrated system without any undue 
pressure --- a documented success for the integrated innovation embodied 
by Emacspeak. As the system evolves, both upgrades and downgrades 
continue to be available at the same zero-cost to all users. The 
integrity of the Emacspeak codebase is ensured by the reliable and 
secure Linux platform used to develop and distribute the software.

Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these features, users 
consider Emacspeak to be absolutely priceless. Thanks to this 
wide-spread user demand, the present version remains priceless as ever 
--- it is being made available at the same zero-cost as previous releases.

At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in the area of 
eyes-free social interaction and carries forward the well-established 
Open Source tradition of introducing user interface features that 
eventually show up in luser environments.

On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of a crash-prone but 
well-marketed mousetrap with the assertion "Emacs is a system from the 
70's", the creator of Emacspeak evinced surprise at the unusual candor 
manifest in the assertion that it would take popular idiot-proven 
interfaces until the year 2070 to catch up to where the Emacspeak audio 
desktop is today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing breath of 
Courage Certainty and Clarity (CCC) at a time when users are reeling 
from the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by complex software 
systems backed by even more convoluted press releases.

      1.6 Independent Test Results:

Independent test results have proven that unlike some modern (and not so 
modern) software, Emacspeak can be safely uninstalled without adversely 
affecting the continued performance of the computer. These same tests 
also revealed that once uninstalled, the user stopped functioning 
altogether. Speaking with Aster Labrador, the creator of Emacspeak once 
pointed out that these results re-emphasize the user-centric design of 
Emacspeak; "It is the user -- ;and not the computer -- ; that stops 
functioning when Emacspeak is uninstalled!".

        1.6.1 Note from Aster and Bubbles:

UnDoctored Videos Inc. is looking for volunteers to star in a video 
demonstrating such complete user failure.

      1.7 Obtaining Emacspeak:

Emacspeak can be downloaded from Google Code Hosting -- ;see 
http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak/ You can visit Emacspeak on the WWW 
at http://emacspeak.sf.net. You can subscribe to the emacspeak mailing 
list emacspeak at cs.vassar.edu by sending mail to the list request address 
emacspeak-request at cs.vassar.edu. The LuckyDog release is at 
http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/files/emacspeak-32.0.tar.bz2. The latest 
development snapshot of Emacspeak is available via Subversion from 
Google Code Hosting at http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/

      1.8 History:

Emacspeak 32.0 AKA LuckyDog continues to innovate via open technologies 
for better access. Emacspeak 31.0 AKA TweetDog --- adds tweeting to the 
Emacspeak desktop. Emacspeak 30.0 AKA SocialDog brings the Social Web to 
the audio desktop --- you cant but be social if you speak! Emacspeak 
29.0 --- AKAAbleDog --- is a testament to the resilliance and innovation 
embodied by Open Source software --- it would not exist without the 
thriving Emacs community that continues to ensure that Emacs remains one 
of the premier user environments despite perhaps also being one of the 
oldest. Emacspeak 28.0 --- AKA PuppyDog --- exemplifies the rapid pace 
of development evinced by Open Source software. Emacspeak 27.0 --- AKA 
FastDog --- is the latest in a sequence of upgrades that make previous 
releases obsolete and downgrades unnecessary. Emacspeak 26 --- AKA 
LeadDog --- continues the tradition of introducing innovative access 
solutions that are unfettered by the constraints inherent in traditional 
adaptive technologies. Emacspeak 25 -- ; AKA ActiveDog -- ; re-activates 
open, unfettered access to online information. Emacspeak-Alive -- ; AKA 
LiveDog -- ; enlivens open, unfettered information access with a series 
of live updates that once again demonstrate the power and agility of 
open source software development. Emacspeak 23.0 -- AKA Retriever --- 
went the extra mile in fetching full access. Emacspeak 22.0 -- ; AKA 
GuideDog -- ; helps users navigate the Web more effectively than ever 
before. Emacspeak 21.0 -- ; AKA PlayDog -- ; continued the Emacspeak 
tradition of relying on enhanced productivity to liberate users. 
Emacspeak-20.0 -- ; AKA LeapDog -- ; continues the long established 
GNU/Emacs tradition of integrated innovation to create a pleasurable 
computing environment for eyes-free interaction. emacspeak-19.0 -- ;AKA 
WorkDog -- ; is designed to enhance user productivity at work and 
leisure. Emacspeak-18.0 -- ;code named GoodDog -- ; continued the 
Emacspeak tradition of enhancing user productivity and thereby reducing 
total cost of ownership. Emacspeak-17.0 -- ;code named HappyDog -- ; 
enhances user productivity by exploiting today's evolving WWW standards. 
Emacspeak-16.0 -- ;code named CleverDog-- the follow-up to SmartDog -- ; 
continued the tradition of working better, faster, smarter. 
Emacspeak-15.0 -- ;code named SmartDog -- ;followed up on TopDog as the 
next in a continuing a series of award-winning audio desktop releases 
from Emacspeak Inc. Emacspeak-14.0 -- ;code named TopDog -- ;was the 
first release of this millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 -- ;codenamed YellowLab 
-- ; was the closing release of the 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 -- 
;code named GoldenDog -- ; began leveraging the evolving semantic WWW to 
provide task-oriented speech access to Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0 -- 
;code named Aster -- ; went the final step in making Linux a zero-cost 
Internet access solution for blind and visually impaired users. 
Emacspeak-10.0 -- ;(AKA Emacspeak-2000) code named WonderDog -- ; 
continued the tradition of award-winning software releases designed to 
make eyes-free computing a productive and pleasurable experience. 
Emacspeak-9.0 -- ;(AKA Emacspeak 99) code named BlackLab -- ; continued 
to innovate in the areas of speech interaction and interactive 
accessibility. Emacspeak-8.0 -- ;(AKA Emacspeak-98++) code named 
BlackDog -- ; was a major upgrade to the speech output extension to Emacs.

Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as OpenSource on the 
Internet in May 1995 as the first complete speech interface to UNIX 
workstations. The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code named Egypt) 
made available in May 1996 provided significant enhancements to the 
interface. Emacspeak-97 (Tennessee) went further in providing a true 
audio desktop. Emacspeak-98 integrated Internetworking into all aspects 
of the audio desktop to provide the first fully interactive 
speech-enabled WebTop.

About Emacspeak:


Originally based at Cornell (NY) http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman -- 
;home to Auditory User Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW -- ; Emacspeak is now 
maintained on GoogleCode --http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak -- ; and 
Sourceforge -- ; http://emacspeak.sf.net. The system is mirrored 
world-wide by an international network of software archives and bundled 
voluntarily with all major Linux distributions. On Monday, April 12, 
1999, Emacspeak became part of the Smithsonian's Permanent Research 
Collection on Information Technology at the Smithsonian's National 
Museum of American History.

The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar -- ;the home of the 
Emacspeak mailing list -- ; thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman, and provides a 
valuable knowledge base for new users.

    2 Press/Analyst Contact: Hubbell Labrador

Going forward, BubbleDog acknowledges her exclusive monopoly on setting 
the direction of the Emacspeak Audio Desktop, and promises to exercise 
this freedom to innovate and her resulting power responsibly (as before) 
in the interest of all dogs.

**About This Release:


Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The League Against Forced 
Fenestration (LAFF). -- ;see 
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm for details on the 
ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.

CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes Reserved. LiveDog 
(DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM) etc., are Registered Dogmarks of 
Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All other dogs belong to their respective 

Author: T.V Raman

Date: 2010-05-10 17:37:06 PDT

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