All well and good, but what of those who don't have $900 lying about? At
least now, those who buy Openbook get Connect Out Loud for free, and that at
least gives them bare-bones access to their computers ... but there would be
a lot less piracy if prices were more affordable. I'm usuallyu one who
agrees with your stance on piracy, but in the case of adaptive tech, I can
hardly blame those who resort to such means in a pinch.
Feel the power...
Wield the magic!...
Gaming at the speed of sound!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shane Jackson" <jack728@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:55 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: JFW and W.E.
Hi, Mary. As someone who has been in the adaptive technology field since
1990, I must tell you this. You would be surprised if you knew how many
pirated copies of Window-Eyes and other adaptive programs that I and others
have seen. It is an outrage, and people ought to be prosecuted for it.
These people who develop the programs we use are trying very hard to make a
living, and they are totally thwarted by modern-day pirates. It's really
not a good thing, but unfortunately, it will never stop. You all have a
wonderful afternoon, morning, or evening; whichever it is where you live.
All the very best from my family to yours!