[access-uk] Re: K-NFB Reader update

Wooo, that's a bit of a shocker.

I think these companys should have a life plan for their software, similar to 
Microsoft with Windows and other products.

This screams of unprofessionalism IMHO.

We've a new product so lets drop this like a brick because we can make more 
money perhaps of the other?

If they were going to drop it a nicer gesture would have been to make all or 
part of the softwares code public available so that the community could keep 
the software upgrades going.
It worries me when companys do this.  It's not a confidence builder.

Dj Paddy
----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jackie Cairns 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 1:45 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: K-NFB Reader update


  Terry, my sentiments exactly.  We are not talking about a few pounds here.  A 
real pity, and perhaps a concern for the future for anyone thinking of 
embarking on the mobile phone version.

  Jackie

  Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
  Skype Name: Cairnsplace
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Terry Clasper 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 1:08 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: K-NFB Reader update


    This is indeed very disappointing.
    People invest in technology that isn't quite there because they trust the 
developer to continually improve the software.
    Even if they didn't want to continue to develop the hardware plattform they 
should have agreed to develop the software for it for a reasonable period of 
time.
    This is one of the reasons why users get so upset and frustrated!
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Jackie Cairns 
      To: Access UK Mailing List 
      Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 12:50 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] K-NFB Reader update


      Hi Listers

      For those who have been following the various threads on this topic, I 
have some further interesting news.

      I thought you might like to know that I have today heard from a most 
reliable source that K-NFB Reader Classic, which is the model I have, is no 
longer being developed.  There will be no further software upgrades, and 
      efforts will concentrate solely on the mobile phone version.

      I think this is a dreadful shame, given its huge cost, and an indictment 
on the company in failing to recognise the end users who bought it in good 
faith.

      While I am still delighted with my Reader, it is hugely disappointing to 
know that it will not be improved upon, and that those connected with the K-NFB 
project will now turn their efforts to the mobile phone version.  My 
understanding is that the current Readers will be sold for £1,300 instead of 
the original £2,625.

      Jackie

      Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
      Skype Name: Cairnsplace


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