Julia, they need to determine it's a real person & not a bott. On 12/9/09, Julia <julia.kulak@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I'd be more willing to sign it if they didn't want to know everything about > me. What business is it of theirs what my email address is! > Julia > I tried to sign it only giving some information, but jaws just sat there so > I guess that's that. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Bill Cox" <waywardgeek@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:02 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT More Abouth the Kindle > > >> Thanks for the info about the petition. I signed it. It is at: >> >> http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/We-Want-To-Read >> >> Sorry about the grump tone in my post. I'm use to posting on >> slashdot.org and other sites where grumpy is the norm. I'll moderate >> my tone going forward on this list. >> >> Bill >> >> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:59 AM, Kim Friedman <kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>> Hi, Bill, are e you familiar with the System Access Mobile Network? Do >>> you >>> know there is a petition addressing what makes you infuriated, >>> specifically, >>> it concerns the inaccessibility of the Kindle, the authors guild >>> wrongheaded >>> approach to accessibility, etc.? I don't know if you're a member of the >>> system access mobile network, but if you are, let your voice be heard and >>> sign that petition. Regards, Kim Friedman. >>> >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Cox >>> Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 1:40 PM >>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT More Abouth the Kindle >>> >>> So, does this mean I shouldn't be pissed at them for: >>> >>> a) Ending my ability to listen to most books, which they did when they >>> gave >>> publisher's the option to disable TTS. >>> b) Suing people who publish software to help load books like the ones I >>> can >>> get from bookshare.org onto the Kindle. >>> >>> I don't see it. Let's face it: Amazon screwed the blind/VI. They could >>> have put in some sort of exception for the blind, but didn't. >>> They simply disabled audio, and DRM lock-downed the device, and then sued >>> anyone who wrote software that I can legally use to break their >>> encryption. >>> A Kindle is a useless piece of junk for many, including me. >>> >>> That said, I'm pitching it to buy my father-in-law a Kindle for >>> Christmas. >>> I may be pissed at Amazon, but it's still a cool device. >>> Hopefully one day they'll throw the blind/VI community a bone. Google is >>> coming out next year with a competing service. Hopefully they wont be >>> evil, >>> and the blind/VI community will be able to participate. >>> >>> Bill >>> >>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Chela Robles <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx> >>> wrote: >>>> Here is more info on this reader. >>>> >>>> Blind and Vision-Impaired Readers to Benefit from New Kindle Features >>>> in 2010 Amazon working to make the bestselling Kindle also a >>>> breakthrough device for the blind >>>> a.. Press Release >>>> b.. Source: Amazon.com, Inc. >>>> c.. On 9:00 am EST, Monday December 7, 2009 >>>> a.. Companies: >>>> a.. Amazon.Com Inc. >>>> SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kindle, the #1 bestselling product across >>>> all of Amazon, has enabled many vision-impaired readers to enjoy books >>>> more easily than before, and has also helped dyslexic readers and >>>> those with learning disabilities improve their reading skills. Vision >>>> impaired customers benefit from Kindle's ability to change the font >>>> size - easily making any book a large print edition. Dyslexic readers >>>> benefit from being able to listen with Kindle's text-to-speech >>>> technology while simultaneously reading along with the synchronized >>>> text. Today, Amazon announced that it is working on a new set of >>>> features that will make Kindle even better for these readers as well as >>>> a >>> meaningful breakthrough device for the blind. >>>> Related Quotes >>>> "Kindle is for anyone who loves to read-in fact, we've heard >>>> from thousands of vision-impaired customers and customers with >>>> learning disabilities over the past two years who have been helped >>>> tremendously by Kindle," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon >>>> Kindle. "With some key modifications, we believe Kindle can be a >>>> breakthrough device for the blind, and the team is excited about >>>> making these enhancements." >>>> Below are examples of emails sent to the Kindle team over the past two >>>> years about the significance of these features: >>>> "The other day I took my visually impaired friend to the eye doctor. I >>>> just happened to take my Kindle out of my purse to show her the >>>> birthday gift I had received. Amazingly, she was able to read on it. >>>> How exciting; she had not been able to read books for many years." >>>> "I've always loved to read, but the last year or so vision problems >>>> have hampered my reading. Reading small print was extremely difficult >>>> and caused eye strain. Fortunately, a dear friend gifted me with my >>>> Kindle 2 on my birthday in September. Since that time, my Kindle has not >>> left my side." >>>> "I have an 11 year old daughter with cerebral palsy. She has very poor >>>> vision and cannot turn pages in a book, so the kindle text to speech >>>> is a blessing for her. She loves books and will listen for hours!" >>>> "I am an ophthalmologist specializing in rehabilitation of the >>>> visually impaired. I have found the Kindle DX to be of tremendous >>>> value to my patients. A few modifications could increase its >>> effectiveness." >>>> [From teacher of students with learning disabilities] "One of my >>>> students brought his mom's Kindle to class this week and gave a little >>>> show and tell for two different classes. He is certainly a hard >>>> worker, but reading is not an easy skill for him. He reports that the >>>> lack of back-lighting, the ability to change font size and the >>>> 'read-to' features have been very helpful - already he feels he has >>>> made great progress! The Kindle has really grabbed the attention of >>>> many of my students who have typically been turned off by reading >>> assignments." >>>> To make Kindle more useful for the blind, the Kindle team is currently >>>> working on an audible menuing system so blind and vision-impaired >>>> readers can easily navigate to books unassisted, in addition to >>>> listening to books as they can already do today with Read To Me. In >>>> addition, a new super size font will be added to Kindle, increasing >>>> the number of font sizes from six to seven. This seventh font size >>>> will be twice the height and width of the current largest font. These >>>> new features are scheduled for release by the summer of 2010. >>>> To receive emails from Amazon when new features and updates on this >>>> topic are available, please send an email to blind-interest@xxxxxxxxxxx >>>> >>>> About Amazon.com >>>> >>>> Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN - News), a Fortune 500 company based in >>>> Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers >>>> Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most >>>> customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover >>>> anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its >>>> customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers >>>> offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories >>>> such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & >>>> Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & >>>> Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & >>>> Industrial. >>>> Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access >>>> to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end >>>> technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any >>>> type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web >>>> Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple >>>> Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue >>>> Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), >>>> Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront. >>>> Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, >>>> www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, >>>> www.amazon.ca, and www.amazon.cn. >>>> >>>> As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include >>>> Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates >>>> otherwise. >>>> >>>> Forward-Looking Statements >>>> >>>> This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the >>>> meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E >>>> of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ >>>> significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking >>>> statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, >>>> risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, >>>> services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating >>>> results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and >>>> claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial >>>> agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange >>>> rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and >>>> taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that >>>> potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in >>>> Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, >>> including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent >>> filings. >>>> >>>> Kindle devices are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc. >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> Contact: >>>> Amazon Media Hotline:206-266-7180 >>>> ---------------- >>>> ---------------- >>>> “If you go without playing the trumpet for one day, no one knows, two >>>> days, only you know, and more than three days without practicing, girl >>>> you better look out, because everyone will know!” >>>> Today, I find myself constantly saying those words, just to get myself >>>> going, to not give up, and it works. Since I learned to play the >>>> trumpet at the tender age of 10, I have spent so much passion and much >>>> diligence with that instrument that I will not give up on it. >>>> Sometimes my instrument puts me into awkward situations where I feel >>>> like they won’t ever end, but the trumpet gives me a lot of hope with >>>> the majestic, crystal-clear sound it brings to my ears. >>>> ---------------- >>>> Chela Robles >>>> E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx >>>> MSNWindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx >>>> Skype: jazzytrumpet >>>> >>> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >>> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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