Re: ideas and adaptations was re: need beta testers for an alternative screen readers

  • From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 12:52:05 +0100

Oh well, fair enough. I get the joke, ha ha ha! But make sure you use 
"Speech Extreme", and not "sex", grins! Yeah, a desktop/laptop version would 
be nice.
Chris Hallsworth
BrailleNote mPower user
Website: www.chrishallsworth.co.nr
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: ideas and adaptations was re: need beta testers for an 
alternative screen readers


Ah chris.  But you surely don't think i would explicitly call it sex upon
release would you?  Just a list joke that's all.  But speech Extreme is good
enough for me, and who knows, i might even adapt it for the desktop and
laptop environments in the future.  Cheers!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Hallsworth" <christopherhallsworth71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: ideas and adaptations was re: need beta testers for an
alternative screen readers


> Matthew and all, since I read this, I see your points. Maybe Freedom
> Mobile,
> or something else not of a sexual nature, would be more appropriate than
> ...
> you know. Thanks for sharing your points with us, greatly appreciated. Oh,
> sorry for any offence caused.
> Chris Hallsworth
> BrailleNote mPower user
> Website: www.chrishallsworth.co.nr
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Matthew2007" <matthew2007@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 11:38 AM
> Subject: Re: ideas and adaptations was re: need beta testers for an
> alternative screen readers
>
>
> You're taking a very big risk in naming your product something that may
> ultimately end up associated with a sexual innuendo. I'm simply guessing,
> but I'm thinking many of your likely population of users will be blind
> users
> who for the most part:
>
> 1. Your target population will be in their older years which means they
> will
> not think talking about their phone in a sexual manner to be cute or
> funny.
> Just think of the names of current cell phones out there. The names elicit
> such things as chocolate or raspberry or something neutral for all
> including
> generic numbers such as X30E5. It won't sound cute or funny if your mother
> or grandfather has to call a family member for help with their sex cell
> phone screen reader.
>
> 2. Though males such as yourself probably won't think much of this sexual
> innuendo, the female population of possible customers may think
> differently.
> You can choose to ignore this facet of the population, but 50% of possible
> sales will disappear if you do so.
>
> 3. It will be difficult for a young population of possible customers to
> convince their parent that a cell phone screen reader with a sexual tone
> is
> a good idea to buy.
>
> 5. I don't know what country you're from, but outside of the major cities
> in
> the US, talking openly about sexuality is still not easy for many to do.
>
> 6. When someone goes out into the internet to seek out product information
> for your screen reader, just what type of WebPages do you think they will
> generate when they search for the words: Sex cell phone, or, sex reader,
> or
> any combination of sex and phone. If they don't know how to clean out
> their
> history they might find themselves in some problems.
>
> I'm sure there are lots of other problems with this idea that you've
> obviously not considered thoroughly, but I'm just conveying these off the
> top of my head--imagine what professional marketing professionals can
> generate? If you've got money to burn on half-baked ideas then feel free
> and
> continue on your path. Just posting my opinion on subject matter you're
> posting publicly.
>
> Matthew
> ---- Original Message ----- 
> From: "jaffar" <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 2:52 AM
> Subject: ideas and adaptations was re: need beta testers for an
> alternative
> screen readers
>
>
>> Hi all.  First up, thanks for the overwhelming response to my appeal for
>> beta testers.  In view of the tremendous response, my wife and i have
>> agreed that i should increase the number of testers from 5 to ten.
>> Within
>> the next few days, I'll be setting up 2 email lists, 1 for
>> programmibility
>> and one for usability, so that the usability and programming aspects of
>> the application can be discussed separately.  I would also like to
>> appoint
>> someone from here as a sort of adviser for myself, since this is all very
>> new to me, and my wife thinks it will be good for me to have one as well.
>> So, if you receive an email from a list that has "speech extreme" or
>> "sex"
>> (smile) within the next 1 or 2 days, it will be from me.  Thanks ken for
>> the very innovative, ear catching and mind churning name of my mobile
>> screen reader software. you gave my wife such a fit of the giggles.
>> Also,
>> there have been many contributions and ideas already, and if yours
>> doesn't
>> come on board for this release, it will be implimented in the next one.
>> To be very honest, I'd have liked it very much for some of you to come
>> onboard, but circumstances being what they are, it will be difficult, and
>> it is a shame for, i could do with your constructive and intelligent
>> input.  However, when my product comes out on the market, please write to
>> me before you place your order and i'll work out a favorable discount for
>> you, just as a token of appreciation for all your help to me over the
>> years, which has enabled me to reach this far towards my goal.  Don't
>> worry, I've got your names already on my database smile.  Thanks all.
>> And
>> for those who were successful, you'll be hearing from me soon.  Cheers!
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