[bct] Re: Intro and thanks

  • From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 03:52:52 -0600

Or retiring.  Bad enough straightening out one mess, the piece of dictation, 
without dealing with that and the mess the voice recognition makes.  Of 
course it might be worth sticking around just to see what kind of Sanskrit 
results from a couple of doctors that come to mind ...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 7:16 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Intro and thanks

According go my manger we will all be editing or coding.  Yuck to both of
those ideas.

Rose Combs

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joni Colver
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 5:27 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Intro and thanks

Hi Maria,

Between voice recognition and outsourcing overseas it is a wonder any of us
still have jobs as MTs these days.  I know the company I work for is
feverishly working to perfect their voice recognition so they can dump us
and raise their bottom line.  I don't think I could stand to be an editor.
It is bad enough listening to some of the (expletive deleted) we have to
interpret.  I can't imagine trying to correct a report resulting from voice
recognition with the lousy job many dictators do in opening their mouths and

speaking.  I could rant and rant about the changes in this field of work but

it would put everyone to sleep and raise my blood pressure.  I consider
myself lucky to have thirty good years under my belt and I survived the
traumatic loss of my job last spring and am still getting a paycheck.  What
is that old saying about what doesn't kill you makes you stronger?
Radiology is the area they are concentrating on initially for voice
recognition.  Sometimes I do wonder what we will all be doing for gainful
employment with so many jobs becoming machine automated.

It is nice to meet you.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 6:09 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Intro and thanks

Hi Joni,
  I too am fairly new on the BCT list.  My roommate Lynnette had been
telling me so much about it and playing the podcasts that I became hooked.
It's as if I've suddenly found a whole new group of terrific, friendly
folks.  It's just great.
    Like you and Rose, I am--I mean was--a medical transcriptionist.  I
worked at various places for 30 years and was down-sized by the very
equipment on which I was working.  The radiology group I worked for decided
to lower overhead by switching to a voice input program, thus, they did not
need me any longer.


a----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 9:22 AM
Subject: [bct] Intro and thanks

> Hi everyone,
> I have been listening to BCT podcasts for several months but just
> joined this list.  I have enjoyed so many of the podcasts that I could
> never remember everyone's name to say thanks.  It has been so much fun
> sharing slices of life experiences with people from all over the
> world.
> Neal I really liked your In The Well podcast.  You did an excellent
> job of describing lots of sensory experiences and your description of
> being in
> well was a unique perspective.  I hope you will let us know when the
> edition of your book is available.  I also enjoyed hearing the story
> read
> you.
> Jeff I enjoyed walking in the Minnesota snow with you and meeting your
> I share her enthusiasm for roller coasters.  For anyone who likes
> Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is a must visit.  They have over a
> dozen coasters and some of them are truly awesome!  The amusement park
> is on
> Eerie and you can stay at hotels very close to the gates of the park.
> The last time my husband and I were there we went parasailing which
> was a
> too.
> Lynette I have heard about talking ATMs but never actually heard one
> demonstrated.  I would love to use one of them.  How do you activate
> the speech in a talking ATM?  Are any of the keys Brailled or is the
> keypad fairly straightforward and easy to intuit?  I have never even
> examined an ATM, just stood by while my husband did transactions.
> I love the sound seeing tours and career casts.  I am not experienced
> with digital recording in any way, shape or form, but maybe one day I
> will be brave enough to try to learn what so many of you all seem to
> know so well. In the meantime, I look forward to visiting the BCT
> website every day to
> what is new and listening to the podcasts I download on my Book Port.
> I enjoyed Robert Carter's demonstration of the BrailleNote GPS.  I
> would love to hear a description and demonstration of the Trekker if
> anyone out there is using one.  It seems like the least expensive GPS
> option for the blind that I am aware of, which is why I am considering
> buying it.
> My husband and I have lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for the past
> twenty years but we are planning to move to Florida in the spring to
> live near my family.  This year my job of twenty years at a local
> hospital was outsourced.  I am now doing medical transcription for the
> company the work was outsourced too and so my job is portable, which
> is one nice factor in many bad factors in losing a 20-year job.
> Thanks Larry for hosting the website and thanks to everyone who adds
> podcasts and makes it such an irresistible place to visit.
> Joni

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