Emacspeak-27.0 (FastDog) Unleashed!

T. V. Raman raman at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Nov 24 04:37:47 UTC 2007

May you be covered in spots ;-)

>>>>> "David" == David Poehlman <david.poehlman at handsontechnologeyes.com> writes:
    David> I think leopard eat dog.  On Nov 23, 2007, at 9:08 PM,
    David> T. V. Raman wrote:
    David>                Emacspeak-27.0 (FastDog) Unleashed!
    David> ----------------------------------
    David> For Immediate Release:
    David> San Jose, Calif., (Nov 24, 2007) Emacspeak: Bringing
    David> Cutting-Edge Access For Sharp Users --Zero cost of
    David> upgrades/downgrades makes priceless software
    David> affordable!
    David> Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK)
    David> --http://emacspeak.sf.net-- announces the immediate
    David> world-wide availability of Emacspeak 27.0 --a powerful
    David> audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving data and
    David> service-oriented semantic Web.
    David> Investors Note: ---------------
    David> With several prominent analysts expanding coverage,
    David> NASDOG: ESPK has now been consistently trading over
    David> the net at levels close to that once attained by
    David> DogCom high-fliers.
    David> What Is It?  -----------
    David> Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that
    David> provides complete eyes-free access to all major 32 and
    David> 64 bit operating environments. By seamlessly blending
    David> live access to all aspects of the Internet such as
    David> Web-surfing, blogging and electronic messaging into
    David> the audio desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access to
    David> local and remote information with a consistent and
    David> well-integrated user interface.  A rich suite of
    David> task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled
    David> access to the evolving service-oriented semantic Web.
    David> Major Enhancements: -------------------
    David>   1.  emacspeak-web: Updated Web interaction.  2.
    David> emacspeak-ess: Speech-enables Emacs Statistics
    David> Interface 3.  Header Line Support: 4. Windows Key Now
    David> Stops Speech 5.Smarter mode-line output: 6.  Google
    David> Suggest provides completion for search queries.  7.
    David> Integrated Support For Google Services
    David> 8. emacspeak-moz: Firefox integration.
    David> 9. Emacspeak-webmarks: Online bookmarks.
    David> Plus many more changes too numerous to fit in this
    David> margin ...
    David> See the NEWS file for additional details.
    David> Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:
    David> ---------------------
    David>   Never a toy system, Emacspeak is now voluntarily
    David> bundled with all major Linux distributions. Though
    David> designed to be modular, distributors have freely
    David> chosen to bundle the fully integrated system without
    David> any undue pressure --- a documented success for the
    David> integrated innovation embodied by the system.  As the
    David> system evolves, both upgrades and downgrades continue
    David> to be available at the same zero-cost to all users.
    David> The integrity of the Emacspeak codebase is ensured by
    David> the reliable and secure Linux platform used to develop
    David> and distribute the software.
    David> Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these
    David> features, users consider Emacspeak to be absolutely
    David> priceless. Thanks to this wide-spread user demand, the
    David> present version is being made available at the same
    David> zero-cost as earlier releases.
    David> At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in
    David> the area of speech and multimodal interaction and
    David> carries forward the well-established Open Source
    David> tradition of introducing user interface features that
    David> eventually show up in luser environments.
    David> On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of
    David> a crash-prone but well-marketed mousetrap with the
    David> assertion "Emacs is a system from the 70's", the
    David> creator of Emacspeak evinced surprise at the unusual
    David> candor manifest in the assertion that it would take
    David> popular idiot-proven interfaces until the year 2070 to
    David> catch up to where the Emacspeak audio desktop is
    David> today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing
    David> breath of Courage Certainty and Clarity (CCC) at a
    David> time when users are reeling from the Fear Uncertainty
    David> and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by complex software systems
    David> backed by even more convoluted press releases.
    David> Independent Test Results: -------------------------
    David> Independent test results have proven that unlike some
    David> modern (and not so modern) software, Emacspeak can be
    David> safely uninstalled without adversely affecting the
    David> continued performance of the computer. These same
    David> tests also revealed that once uninstalled, the user
    David> stopped functioning altogether. Speaking with Aster
    David> Labrador, the creator of Emacspeak once pointed out
    David> that these results re-emphasize the user-centric
    David> design of Emacspeak; "It is the user --and not the
    David> computer-- that stops functioning when Emacspeak is
    David> uninstalled!".
    David> Note from Aster and Bubbles:
    David> ----------------------------
    David> UnDoctored Videos Inc. is still looking for volunteers
    David> to star in a video demonstrating such complete user
    David> failure.
    David> Obtaining Emacspeak: --------------------
    David> Emacspeak can be downloaded from Google Code Hosting
    David> --see http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak/ You can
    David> visit Emacspeak on the WWW at http://emacspeak.sf.net.
    David> You can subscribe to the emacspeak mailing list
    David> emacspeak at cs.vassar.edu by sending mail to the list
    David> request address emacspeak-request at cs.vassar.edu.  The
    David> latest development snapshot of Emacspeak is available
    David> via Subversion from Google Code Hosting at
    David> http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
    David> History: --------
    David> Emacspeak 27.0 --- AKA FastDog --- is the latest in a
    David> sequence of upgrades that make previous releases
    David> obsolete and downgrades unnecessary.  Emacspeak 26 ---
    David> AKA LeadDog --- continues the tradition of introducing
    David> innovative access solutions that are unfettered by the
    David> constraints inherent in traditional adaptive
    David> technologies.  Emacspeak 25 -- AKA ActiveDog --
    David> re-activates open, unfettered access to online
    David> information.  Emacspeak-Alive -- AKA LiveDog --
    David> enlivens open, unfettered information access with a
    David> series of live updates that once again demonstrate the
    David> power and agility of open source software development.
    David> Emacspeak 23.0 -- AKA Retriever --- went the extra
    David> mile in fetching full access.  Emacspeak 22.0 -- AKA
    David> GuideDog -- helps users navigate the Web more
    David> effectively than ever before.  Emacspeak 21.0 -- AKA
    David> PlayDog -- continued the Emacspeak tradition of
    David> relying on enhanced productivity to liberate users.
    David> Emacspeak-20.0 -- AKA LeapDog -- continues the long
    David> established GNU/Emacs tradition of integrated
    David> innovation to create a pleasurable computing
    David> environment for eyes-free interaction.  emacspeak-19.0
    David> --AKA WorkDog-- is designed to enhance user
    David> productivity at work and leisure.  Emacspeak-18.0
    David> --code named GoodDog-- continued the Emacspeak
    David> tradition of enhancing user productivity and thereby
    David> reducing total cost of ownership.  Emacspeak-17.0
    David> --code named HappyDog-- enhances user productivity by
    David> exploiting today's evolving WWW
    David> standards. Emacspeak-16.0 --code named CleverDog-- the
    David> follow-up to SmartDog-- continued the tradition of
    David> working better, faster, smarter. Emacspeak-15.0 --code
    David> named SmartDog--followed up on TopDog as the next in a
    David> continuing a series of award-winning audio desktop
    David> releases from Emacspeak Inc.  Emacspeak-14.0 --code
    David> named TopDog--was the first release of this
    David> millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 --codenamed YellowLab-- was
    David> the closing release of the
    David> 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 --code named GoldenDog--
    David> began leveraging the evolving semantic WWW to provide
    David> task-oriented speech access to
    David> Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0 --code named Aster-- went
    David> the final step in making Linux a zero-cost Internet
    David> access solution for blind and visually impaired
    David> users. Emacspeak-10.0 --(AKA Emacspeak-2000) code
    David> named WonderDog-- continued the tradition of
    David> award-winning software releases designed to make
    David> eyes-free computing a productive and pleasurable
    David> experience. Emacspeak-9.0 --(AKA Emacspeak 99) code
    David> named BlackLab-- continued to innovate in the areas of
    David> speech interaction and interactive
    David> accessibility. Emacspeak-8.0 --(AKA Emacspeak-98++)
    David> code named BlackDog-- was a major upgrade to the
    David> speech output extension to Emacs.
    David> Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as
    David> OpenSource on the Internet in May 1995 as the first
    David> complete speech interface to UNIX workstations. The
    David> subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code named Egypt)
    David> made available in May 1996 provided significant
    David> enhancements to the interface. Emacspeak-97
    David> (Tennessee) went further in providing a true audio
    David> desktop. Emacspeak-98 integrated Internetworking into
    David> all aspects of the audio desktop to provide the first
    David> fully interactive speech-enabled WebTop.
    David> About Emacspeak: ----------------
    David> Originally based at Cornell (NY)
    David> http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman --home to
    David> Auditory User Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW-- Emacspeak
    David> is now maintained on GoogleCode
    David> --http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak -- and
    David> Sourceforge -- http://emacspeak.sf.net.  The system is
    David> mirrored world-wide by an international network of
    David> software archives and bundled voluntarily with all
    David> major Linux distributions. On Monday, April 12, 1999,
    David> Emacspeak became part of the Smithsonian's Permanent
    David> Research Collection on Information Technology at the
    David> Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
    David> The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar --the
    David> home of the Emacspeak mailing list-- thanks to Greg
    David> Priest-Dorman, and provides a valuable knowledge base
    David> for new users.
    David> Press/Analyst Contact: Hubbell Labrador
    David> Going forward, BubbleDog acknowledges her exclusive
    David> monopoly on setting the direction of the Emacspeak
    David> Audio Desktop, and promises to exercise this freedom
    David> to innovate and her resulting power responsibly (as
    David> before) in the interest of all dogs.
    David> About This Release: ------------------
    David> Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The
    David> League Against Forced Fenestration (LAFF).  --see
    David> http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm for
    David> details on the ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.
    David> CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes
    David> Reserved.  LiveDog (DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM)
    David> etc., are Registered Dogmarks of Aster and Hubbell
    David> Labrador.  All other dogs belong to their respective
    David> owners.
    David> -- Best Regards, --raman
    David> Email: raman at users.sf.net WWW:
    David> http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/ AIM: emacspeak GTalk:
    David> tv.raman.tv at gmail.com PGP:
    David> http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/raman-almaden.asc
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