[DECtalk] The deception continues

Dectalk at aol.com Dectalk at aol.com
Wed Oct 5 17:00:09 EDT 2011

Hey, a bad product is a bad product.  Being I was  helping with it, my 
reputation was on the line.  I wasn't about to sit back  and watch people buy 
garbage, neither was Blake or Dave.  And now that I am  fired, let me say that 
Martha can't tell version 4.3 from 4.0 and Blake and I  both could never 
get over that.  I might write on my Facebook about it now  that I'm not an 
employee any more.
I'm working on a project involving the speak  window.  I'm in New York and 
I'm quickly gaining interest in Dectalk  4.40.  It's public domain, so 
things could get interesting.  Keep a  watch for a Dectalk fad because I'm about 
to create one.
In a message dated 10/5/2011 4:32:13 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
musicalman1 at comcast.net writes:

Gosh, that's harsh. I've sort of lost interest in the  project. I'll try 
anything that comes out since Dectalk is one of the synths  on the side for 
me. Whether it's good or bad really won't kill me, but  Dectalk is still a 
nice synth and a Sapi reincarnation of it is very exciting,  and I can 
certainly see how we can be so disappointed by the results so  far. I know it's 
complicated though, given the lack of sourcecode and  knowledge, which is why 
I'm still at least ready to hear about other things  that are going on.
Personally I think they should've gotten at least a little  more educated 
with versions and such before they started making these promises  left and 
right. I don't really see the complexity as an excuse to  release something in 
three months that barely works well enough to meet  the very basic needs of 
the average user, and not those who have grown used to  it over the past 
twenty to thirty years. If it had been an alpha release, I'd  have a better 
attitude. But since then, we've gotten little to no feedback  from them except 
the firing of probably one of the most  knowledgeable Dectalkists they 
could've had. I don't really think  that's going to raise the reputation of the 
I know how eager they probably were to get it out, I would  be too. But I'd 
still be a little nicer than firing someone without saying, or  giving a 
legitimate reason.
I'm just trying to criticize here. I have nothing against  Enable's work 
ethic, although I'm probably not planning on contributing to it  if that's how 
I'm going to be addressed. Now if there was a reason for it,  that's a 
different story. But I can't imagine what snoopy would've done that  he didn't 
feel was helping the project. Given how he was treated, I would've  just left 
awhile ago, but when things settled down it did look promising. Just  my 
two cents on the attitude of this thing. I'm still looking forward to a  more 
positive outlook...

----- Original Message ----- 
From:  _Dectalk at aol.com_ (mailto:Dectalk at aol.com)  
To: _dectalk at bluegrasspals.com_ (mailto:dectalk at bluegrasspals.com)  
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 3:17  PM
Subject: [DECtalk] The deception  continues

This is funny to me.  After Corine posted  that I would be doing the 
dictionary for the new Dectalk SAPI, I just found  out today that I was fired from 
Enable Rehab a month or 2 ago and I didn't  even know it.  (NICE)
Oh well.  I'm kind of glad  anyway.
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