[bct] FW: [bksvol-discuss] Bye Bye Bookshare

  • From: "Jamie Pauls" <jamiepauls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <accesscomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 15:33:53 -0600



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Scialli
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 1:39 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Bye Bye Bookshare

Hey all,
    I thought I'd stick in my two cents before the spin machine takes over.
After a 15 year association with Benetech and Arkenstone before it, I have
resigned my position as Technical Projects Associate with the Benetech
Initiative.  The lack of sponsorship to go to CSUN was just one symptom in
an increasingly hostile and counter-productive relationship I've had with
the current senior management of Bookshare.  While the immediate reaction
from management was to turn off all access to my account, even my access to
read books, I still believe it to be a fundamentally terrific service and
one worth supporting.  I believe it is current management's misunderstanding
of me as a person which, undoubtedly, led to the inference that I would use
my knowledge of the web site's underlying code to do damage to its content
or its user records.  As I've indicated, I have total support for Bookshare
and the rest of Jim Fruchterman's visions.  I hope that he will one day be
able to find senior  management worthy of them.
    This does not mean you won't be seeing me at conferences such as CSUN,
NFB, etc.  My associations in the world of Accessible Technology are
long-standing and still of great interest to me.  Thanks.
                Peter Scialli

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