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It has to do with Skype, because exactly in the
same way, Skype 8 will be forever worse than Skype 7 for me.
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Sent: Friday, October 05, 2018 11:51
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] such a waste
of intelligent energy
What does all of this have
to do with Skype ?
"insure that the
things you want and need are there in future iterations of said software and
your lives and mine, will be considerably better for
Windows 7 is
almost at its end of life, but it is still worse than Windows XP was for
It won't be
improved anymore, so it will be worse forever.
I used it for
many years and I got very used to it, but it still works bad, JAWS reads some
strange words in some applications (TextPad), the command prompt works also
worse, the version of Outlook Express I use has some limitations, the other
email client have some missing features etc.
And I can
tell you that I tried very many other alternative programs that could work a
little better, but none of them have all the features I
If I'd need
to use the computer just for entertainment, all these things wouldn't be a
problem, because if something would not be accessible, I can choose to
use something else and that's all.
Sent: Friday, October
05, 2018 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish]
such a waste of intelligent energy
to be fair to all and sundry on list, for the most part, the below has
happened. people ask, and concise answers were given out.
Granted, it isn't always immediately apparent, hence the reasons for the
questions in the first place.
What is a continual bugbear, however, is the incessant moaning as opposed
to the more practical reaching out to the developers at the grass roots of
the project, calmly explaining what they'd like to see happen in order that
their experience with the end-product remains comfortable and unhindered by
obstacles they are unable to overcome. Yet, there is point blank refusal to
at the very least try, slurs and strongly worded suggestions as to what said
conglomerate can do with their current iteration of said end-product, and
wishes for deprecated and quite frankly, insecure implementations of
underlying software infrastructure, to bring back a product that was flaky
at best and a downright headache, even for the more tech savvy among us at
worst. There is little need to point fingers, but, it seems to be currently,
a trend I'm seeing, and while it is not necessarily endemic to our own
community, it is something that is more prevalent than it needs to
Quite frankly, older software and operating systems are being done away
with, because they have security holes and are based on now defunct code and
deprecated practices. Windows XP, for instance, hasn't been supported for
the better part of three years, yet, there are still people out there using
it on the internet, even knowing that it is a security risk to their home or
corporate networks. It's only going to be a couple of years, before win7 is
similarly no longer supported, and people the world over, even though they
are better informed, are going to continue to use it, knowing they're
placing themselves and everyone else they interact with at
I digress, however. What I'm ultimately saying is this.
Don't fight change simply for the sake of fighting it and because what yu
are using is comfortable, be an instrument of change, and calmly, logically
and reasonably enter in to discourse with those in the know, and insure that
the things you want and need are there in future iterations of said software
and your lives and mine, will be considerably better for it. not to mention
the myriad others that would doubtless thank you for your efforts in
insuring they have as smooth a transition and as great an experience as they
On 6/10/2018 02:57, Mike DeZinno
using a talking computer since 1987, and the same scare and fear tactics
have ripped through the blind community every year for those 31 years
since my first computer spoke its first words.
inevitable, and life is all about constant change.
And as my sainted
mother told me when I was a 11 year old blind kid who couldn't join a
little league team;
"the value of your life isn't determined by the few
things you can't do, but rather by the many things you can do!"
would all be better served here in our Skype community if we just asked
how-to questions and just gave each other non judgmental answers.
the problem or situation and then sit back, chill for a few, and wait for
someone to share some solutions.
Besides science has proven,
you live longer when you learn how to just accept life's little jabs to
your soul. LOL
Stay well and have a great fun weekend,
At 11:38 AM 10/5/2018, you
so much wasted energy being wasted on a subject that has been argued to
the point of trying to ride a dead mule.
The new skype is here and
its not going away. No company in the world goes backward, and its not
going to happen with skype.
All this intelligent energy should be
expended towards helping each other to access, understand and use the
new program to our fullest abilities, so that we are ready and able to
improve our use of the program, as the needed accessibility fixes come
As long as blind people have been using computers, the
improvements regarding accessibility have come along, and guess what, we
haven’t been left behind yet.
That’s because of good common sense
advocacy for accessibility and the willingness of blind computer users
to use what we have so we are comfortable with existing
which makes it much easier for when much needed
improvements are developed in order to turn our experience into a smooth
We all want the same thing as it relates to
accessibility. Just think how much someone like myself could have
learned if all of these angry messages were full of helpful questions
and answers for using the new skype?
Catcha later from
**KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING!