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