[access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?

  • From: "Ian Macrae" <ian.macrae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 09:17:35 +0100

As far as I'm aware the RNIB was involved to to some extent with Pure in
consultations over the set's accessibility.  However, my understanding
also is that Pure bore all the R&D costs and were responsible for having
the idea in the first place.  Two other things strike me.  First, none
of the publicity even suggests that RNIB was a partner in the
initiative.  Second, it's interesting to note that Pure is offering the
radio primarily as a mainstream device with the benefits to blind people
being secondary in their sales pitch.  All of this suggests a certain
loose use of language in the New Beacon copy. 
Cheers now.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Tyrer, Jonathan
        Sent: 01 April 2005 09:11
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?
        Was it an advert or was it editorial?
        -----Original Message-----
        From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of George Bell
        Sent: 01 April 2005 08:29
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?
        So why not take the case up with the Advertising Standards


        From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Ray's Home
        Sent: 01 April 2005 05:38
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth?
        Ian.  No, defenitely NO.  Such dishonest utterances by RNIB are
pure drivel.  The credit rests with Pure, and this list, I would say,
for this radio appearing.
        True, RNIB have campaigned for accessability of products, but
this New Beacon proclamation is damn lies.
        Personal emails:  Email me at

                ----- Original Message ----- 
                From: Iain Lackie
                To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
                Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 12:10 AM
                Subject: [access-uk] Economical With The Truth?

                I have just been looking at the current issue of New
Beacon and in the New Products and Consumer news section there is a
piece about the Pure Digital Sonus-1Xt. Having eulogised about its
features, we read the sentence, 'All of this, and much more, is
available now from the latest product launched by RNIB. My dictionary
tells me that one of the meanings of 'launch' is ''To bring (a new
product) on to the market, especially with promotions and publicity'.
This product may be new to the RNIB catalogue, but can they really be
said to have launched it? Was the radio really available from RNIB
before anyone else? Can RNIB take any real credit for this product? It
is I am sure  agood thing that RNIB is selling the product, but, unless
I am mistaken (and this is very  likely to be the case), Can RNIB in any
truly meaningful sense claim to have launched it?


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