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On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Yardbird wrote:
ah. Okay. This means next to nothing for someone like me. It means that if I want to travel and not be computerless, I have to buy a laptop to supplement my desktop. For instance, if I go to visit a friend in San Francisco, also a computer user but not a blind, Jaws-using one, then all that a thumb drive deal would avail me would be to let me check Web based email as quickly as I could, or something like that. Not sit down and read the New York times in the morning while I'm staying at his house.
Oh, well. And the dongle business, that involves something else? Like by plugging it into a computer, you effectively install Jaws on the system and use up one of your authorization keys? So again, you wouldn't want to go around wasting those authorizations, right, on computers here and there that you didn't intend to return to use again soon, if ever?
And where did this dongle word come from. Having no background familiarity with it, I keep imagining something related to "dangle," and see something like a Savador Dali (sorry, visual art reference to a famous painting of a soft clock) thumb drive plugged into a USB port but sagging down like a piece of melted licorice candy. Maybe it's a reference to some Irish village? Ah, to put down a few pints of Guinness with me old mates at the pub in Dongle... ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Toews" <dogriver@xxxxxxxx> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 8:06 AM Subject: Re: JFW on a thumb drive
The value, according to the what's new section, is that you can carry your JAWS settings around with you. I agree, it's not the wondrous solution that it appears to be on the surface.
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