[access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

The music composer was fun. You could also make sounds in the word processor so typing out a string of charactors could make sounds, like a phone ringing etc. Childish but fun, and in my defence I was at the time! I was just thinking about some the items mentioned in this thread in general and I left School in 1998. At high School we had everything Brailled as computers or at least talking ones hadn't been funded yet and we had Thermoform, raised diagrams, the gilateen for cutting paper, Eurekas and maybe a few other things. Some of this technology hasn't been gone so long, unless I'm getting old too quick!


At 21:58 10/07/2009, you wrote:
Oh - and Jackie, you haven't mentioned your beloved Eurika in this discussion! They were certainly popular and I gather the alarm was something to be heard (or perhaps not!!)

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Carol
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---- Original Message ----
From: "martin wilsher" <m.wilsher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 2:59 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

HI Jackie:

Metal dymo gun?  Wow!  I found those always broke the
plastic wheel in the end, the plastic versions, which are
now available are more robust imho. Hehe yes I use those
still for labelling cd's and dvds.  Indeed, did today.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: 10 July 2009 14:34
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

You need glasses, Tony.  Read the message again!  (Smile)

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tony Sweeney
Sent: 10 July 2009 12:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

Well jackie!

You bought a Stainsby from George?

Ah well, must have been a great "little" machine then!
*smile*

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 12:09 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips


Hi Tony

Once I get dressed in the morning, it's my faithful old
Braille
watch
that has to go over my wrist.  I've had this particular
watch since Christmas 1995, and I still love it to bits.
I once left it in the pocket of my skirt, and it ended
up in the washing-machine, but it miraculously survived!
I've got a couple of spare Braille watches as they seem
to be on the demise, but they rule in my book.  I can't
abide
talking watches! (smile).

And my metal Dymo gun I bought from George years ago is
still a
personal
favourite as well for labelling CDs, folders in my
filing cabinet
... I
wouldn't be without it either! Some of the oldest
gadgets still
remain
the simplest and best to use!

Jackie Cairns
Braille Specialist
Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sight and Sound Technology Ltd
Welton House North Wing
Summerhouse Road
Moulton Park
Northampton
NN3 6WD
Telephone: 01604 798024
Fax: 01604 798090
Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
Of Tony Sweeney
Sent: 09 July 2009 18:38
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

Hi Jill,

I agree about the dymo gun!

I use dymo tape with a one line metal braille writing
guide to
braille
labels for CDs CD roms etc.

I have been through a fair few watches/clocks in my time
but one I
still
have is a manual "braille" clock going back!

The only thing about it nowadays is say you want it to
"go off" at
seven
then you will have to set it for 3.30!  *smile*

Don't laugh too loudly  though, it still serves it's
purpose well
when
I need to fall back on it, believe me!

It's still "alive and kickin" when all the others have
long stopp a-tickin!

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "JILLIAN GRANT" <geordiecompuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:14 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips


I don't use my perkins much nowadays but it has its uses
for things
like
labelling cds.  I know there's the dymo gun, but I like
to use all
the
contractions available to me and of course the dymo gun
doesn't have
them
all.  I did try with the dymo tape and adaptor but the
tape used to
fall
through no matter how tight I pulled it, so dots didn't
come out very well for me.  I use the sticky back
plastic sheets and get someone to cut
the
lines out for me then I cut the labels.  I write as many
words as I can on each line.  that may be a few album
titles or just 1.

I still have my old tandy talking clock.  It's 25 years
old or so and I guess if I put batteries in it should
still work.  I don't though as it takes 3.  quaint and
dated though it may sound, I love it.  I used to have
the sharp talking calculator, the 1 with the alarm and
timer and all that on it.  would love to have 1 of
those again, plus the Sharp talking clock and the Vox
talking watch, though I bet there's few of those left.
They
were so fragile.

Jill.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Sweeney" <deirton711@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "access-uk" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 12:36 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Technology Now & Then for Vips


Hi All,

I'm intrigued with recent posts re technology on lists
which have assisted us over the last while!

This kind of question has , in different approaches
appearred on
other
listts also!

Trust that George is with this.

 The good old Perkins has stood the test of time!

Great machine and it is/has  beenng upgraded!

Great product!

Any other product or device which stands the test of
time "technology  related" it would bee glad to hear
about!

Let's not forget before!

Simple and swift reply!

Many thanks

Tony

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