Thanks, Melissa. Thanks for the head's up, Larry. The garbled emails problem resurfaced last week but I had not known that mine were coming out in invisible ink in JAWS again. I will see what can be done on Monday. On the topic of chopping again, one of Benetech's engineers is having us save the spines of chopped books for an art project: "... so he can create some sort of sculpture or mosaic from them. He is interested in the concept of transformative technology, something that bridges a gap between old and new. Another example he gave was the cassette/CD players that were popular in the 90's but are rarely seen now. That technology, however, does not produce a byproduct with which you could create art." Scott ________________________________________ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Melissa Smith [mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 4:05 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: chopping books In the past, this has been fixed on the receiver's end by changing the character encoding in their email client. I'm not sure what email client you're using, so can't give specific instructions, but it can usually be found in the view menu. Here is the contents of Scott's last message. Roger, Your aversion is shared by everyone here at Bookshare. It is a bit of trial by fire that new volunteers and staff go through here when they "kill" their first book. The machine used to despine books is basically a guillotine powered by an electric motor to press the blade down through thick books. The one at Bookshare is about 3 feet wide by 4 feet deep and has legs that have it standing about three feet off the floor. Places like Kinkos may have such a machine. We have never needed to check. Melissa Smith On 7/15/2011 5:15 PM, Larry Lumpkin wrote: > > Scott, > > Your messages are coming to me blank. I’m a JAWS user. > > *From:*bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Scott Rains > *Sent:* Friday, July 15, 2011 5:00 PM > *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: chopping books > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.