Re: Beware of Chicken little

a sermon worth listening too.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Smith" <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:17 AM
Subject: Beware of Chicken little


Hello Folks,

Recently, as you know, there has been far to much traffic on this list about
the death of Freedom Scientific, and/or its lack of service, and/or care
about its customers, and/or its lack of support for one or another piece of
hardware.  First of all let me say that I think FS has some good things and
bad things about it.  Sometimes it comes through with flying colors on an
issue and sometimes it falls short.  This is just the way things happen in
the world.  I also do not mean to dispute that some people have had bad
experiences with FS or at least they perceive that they have which is the
same thing in the end.

Bruce commented earlier that there are some700 members on this list.  During
this recent flurry of the sky is falling messages I have noticed that, as
usual, most of the more than 100 messages I have seen have come from perhaps
ten people.  I have seen at times a run of messages from person a then
person b and then person a again.  This sometimes makes things appear to be
much worse than they are.  About a month ago there was a run of messages
about all the problems people were having with version 6.1 and someone wrote
that eighty percent of the messages they had seen were about the problems
with 6.1 and that because of this they weren't going to load it.  I just
want to remind people that if you see a hundred messages and eighty of them
deal with one problem be sure that you pay attention to how many of the
eighty are from the same few people.  I'm not trying to discount or deny
that problems can and do exist with JAWS and FS as I know they do.  I simply
want to warn you not to be as Chicken Little and think the sky is falling
every time someone says that it is.  End of sermon.

Karl

____________________

Karl Smith
Access Technology Specialist
Axis
4304 South El Camino St.
Taylorsville, Utah 84119

Phone:  866-824-7885
Fax:    866-824-7885
E-mail: karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx

No one will ever go broke underestimating the intelligence of the human
race.

   - H. L. Menkin

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