RE: wow, what an insult

  • From: "Jonathan Mosen" <jmosen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 02:07:52 -0600

Hi Jerry, I think the vast majority of us really appreciate the mammoth
effort you have put into this project, and also the steps you've taken to
work around the accessibility issues that are not of your making. You truly
are an inspiration to me in your career and all you have achieved, as well
as your willingness to share you knowledge with us so freely and
comprehensively. the Internet has many benefits, but there are negatives to
it as well. One of those negatives is that it can give anyone with the
skills quite the platform to trash the doers and achievers in this world,
those who actually go out and achieve things while others sit on the
sidelines and bleat. Sadly Jerry, some people do, others criticise and
destroy. If we're going to talk about boycotts or collective action, then
it's about time some of us put statements on our blogs and web sites that
certain people don't speak for us. Darrell sure as hell doesn't speak for me
with his incredibly embarrassing and counterproductive behaviour. Keep on
keeping on.

Jonathan Mosen
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Ph: +1-925-566-9265.
Mobile/SMS +1-806-252-6671

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Halatyn [mailto:jhalatyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, 11 December 2005 12:39 a.m.
To: Darrell Shandrow
Cc: Adam Curry; C.C. Chapman; blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Marlaina Lieberg;
Jeff Bishop
Subject: Re: wow, what an insult

Darrell, First of all, I don't subscribe to your podcast and  I don't follow
your journal. It was brought to my attention by someone else.
Second, your facts are wrong about the song not being available to blind
podcasters. The song is and always was available directly from me. Jeff
asked if he could give it to other podcasters and decided to post it on his
website. As I said, there was no way of ensuring that only podcasters would
receive the song so, it was decided by both of us to change the method of
delivery. The inaccessibility of the Podsafe Music Network is not nmy
problem. Deal with it.
That this is not endorsed by UNICEF is entirely correct but that has no
bearing on whether it is a legitimate project. This project was only born on
October 31st of this year when Adam played the tune and had the idea of
making it a benefit. Do you think that anyone could've gotten UNICEF to
endorse it in no time at all? Fat chance.
Further, I worked my fingers to the bone for almost 30 straight days,
pulling 12 to 16 hour days with no pay, no financial support from any other
entity. I paid all out-of pocket expenses by myself. I registered domain
names. I'm paying a designer who is designing and maintaining the website.
I'm spending hours upon hours, helping people who are having trouble here
and there with downloads or payments to Paypal. I'm spending hours upon
hours writing and editing press releases, e-mailing mainstream media,
setting up interviews. I'm about to hire a publicist to try and spread the
word about this benefit project. All of this is at my own expense. I not
only don't make money on this deal -- I actually lose money. These are all,
of course, facts that you would have no knowledge of but would just as soon
not need to come to your conclusion that it's not a project worth supporting
and even boycotting.
And you say no good deed goes unpunished? yes, indeed, how true it is. You
have clearly illustrated this adage.
You're so clueless that you don't even realize how insulting you can be.
Further, you have no concept of how you come across to others. You've
demonstrated that publicly. Feel free to express your opinions publicaly and
I'll do the same.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Darrell  <mailto:nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Shandrow 
To: Slau <mailto:slau@xxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: wow, what an insult

Hey Jerry,
Glad to see you listening and reading the journal.  :-)  Unfortunately, due
to requests for a number of changes Jeff felt the need to take down the
accessible means to download the song, thus this avenue is no longer
available to us.  PMN is currently inaccessible, both in use and
registration.  Those are the facts.  Jeff made a way for us to get the song
and to report back on who was downloading it.  That was extremely fair.
That method had to be taken down.  Little or no consideration was given to
the hours Jeff spent setting it all up in the first place.  In any case,
there is no insult intended here.  There is no other way for podcasters to
freely download the song for play on their podcasts other than PMN, which is
still inaccessible.  I'm disappointed and upset with you for some things
surrounding the project, and I have a right to publicly express my
displeasure.  Everything I am saying is based on the facts, including the
fact that this is not an official UNICEF project officially endorsed by that
charity, so we have no way of knowing, 100 percent certain, where the
proceeds will go.  Facts.  Sorry.  Especially due to the accessibility
issues, I feel completely free to make sure all the facts are obvious for
everyone, as well as to discourage others from playing this on their shows.
Lesson should be learned next time to make sure the needs of your blind
brothers and sisters are correctly and completely accomodated in all that
you do.  Whenever that is not the case, you may expect flack from
accessibility evangelists such as myself.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Slau <mailto:slau@xxxxxxxx>  
To: Darrell Shandrow <mailto:nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 6:35 PM
Subject: wow, what an insult

Wow, how insulting that you would be dissappointed in my accommodation for
blind persons to download a broadcast copy of the Podsafe for Peace song. I
actually went out of my way to make sure it was available through Jeff
Bishop's site. You've obviously not considered the fact that people with no
podcast feeds were downloading the song. What kind of sense is that?
Downloading a song for free that's supposed to be a fund-raiser?
Thanks a lot.

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