[bksvol-discuss] Re: plesure reading quality&quality standards

Correct Pratik,  while I do enjoy adding some jocularity,  my 
comments/concerns about quality are intended in absolute earnest.

Guido Dante Corona
IBM Accessibility Center,  Austin Tx.
IBM Research,
Phone:  (512) 838-9735
Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
Web:  http://www.ibm.com/able




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I don't think Guido is kiddin here.  Besides, if he is, then, I'm not.  I 
perfectly agree with sentiments expressed regarding the quality standards 
needing to be more rigorous.
 
Pratik
 
Pratik Patel
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Oh, Guido, you're full of it! *smile* You're taking advantage of all the 
poor, gullible people on here who don't know you well enough and it's sad! 
Take care.
Julie Morales
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Sue and Gisela,  you are perfetly correct.  Romances should be published 
with the same care given to any other categories.  I am not a reader of 
romance,  but it does bug me to no end that readers of the genre feel they 
have to put up with so much low quality c*r*a*p,  just because "it is for 
enjoyment alone!" 

At the closing of 2004 there is simply no excuse for consistently 
submitting trash-recognition-quality books to the repository. 


If any volunteer needs assistance in learning how to produce a quality 
etext,  I will be delighted to assist.  If the reco program used is not 
adequate and is too old,  and produces consistent low quality,  the tool 
needs to be replaced.   

Finally,  if anyone needs more info about  the great Helvetico-Caschubian 
scholar Aloysius Qwantz Schmaltenstein Gavronsky,  please let me know, as 
most of his works are sadly out of print, and even the Appenzell reference 
library has recently moved them from the main stacks to the boiler room, 
to make space for  the complete English language collection of Better 
Funeral Homes, and Happy Undertaker's Weekly. 
 
G. 


  Guido Dante Corona
IBM Accessibility Center,  Austin Tx.
IBM Research,
Phone:  (512) 838-9735
Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
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What it says in the validation instructions is rating of errors as
excellent, good or fair.  That means, and says, word recognition errors
which means scanning errors.  Scanners do misinterpret words sometimees, 
but
what poor quality means is that the book could not be corrected by the
validator because there was so much missing, or so many places where the
errors were undecipherable that the validator was unable to correct them 
and
has to reject the book.  It has nothing to do with the book itself.  A lot
of us enjoy light romances.

Sue

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Someone clearly stated that if it was light reading,
like romance, quality was not as important. I for one enjoy reading 
romance
and feel that I still deserve quality.



I may have missed that post but I don't believe that plesure reading 
should
nor will be relegated to lower quality standards. The question is what is
meant by quality? What should be looked at to decide that question from 
most
to least importants.

Gisela








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