maybe OT, but involves OOO its slideshow fmt, ``Impress''
kline at thought.org
Sat Apr 25 23:01:19 UTC 2009
On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 07:47:04AM -0500, Andrew Gould wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 4:08 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:18:43 -0700, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > > yes, the voices [from audio/festival] are pretty good; i use
> > > them to read boring stuff
> > > to me when i'm about brain-dead! but these voices just don't cut
> > > it given the kind of quasi-poetic stuff i have.
> > Wouldn't it be easier to use a natural speaker then? I know there's
> > no such person in the ports collection... :-)
> This is a very good point. (Especially since Majel Barrett-Roddenberry,
> voice of the computer in the original tv series of "Star Trek," is no longer
> with us.)
> Writings of such a human nature deserve a real human's voice and
The one thing my friend said was: "The first time I read this
stuff it sounds fine and makes sense. Then I stop and re-read
and I get lost."
I'm glad I took Chuck Robey's advice and used a poetic notation
rather than just plain prose. With poetry, you can use imagery
and symbology, etc. You can get across more in poetry than
prose, but it's a bear to learn to do well.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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