self-serving redeux/revisited, and more questions?
kline at thought.org
Sun Jun 21 21:23:13 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:15:31AM -1000, Al Plant wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> >On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 09:18:55AM -1000, Al Plant wrote:
[[ save the electrons ]]
> There was a big discussion on this list about a month back about laptops.
> You can search for answers on our FreeBSD list or on Google.
> Consumer reports also had a discussion in their magazine last month.
> Many of the net book sellers are now putting Linux OS on them. But not
> all models. New Egg, Comp USA (on line) Tiger Direct etc.
thanks for the datapoints, al. my thought was that if i [or a
small group of us] could get this typing-to-speech capability
working for even $500, it would make headlines globally. freebsd
--or maybe pcbsd, or whatever--even linux, since i'm not
hard-core religiously opposed to linux. if this could work on
portable computer with freebsd's *stability* it would be a win
for the millions who do not have a lethal diseases but whose
speech is too garbled for most people to understand. (( but
then, for these many/most/some? of these neurological disorders
degrade so that there is a window where people Can type for
awhile before they get too bad.))
i finally read the glossy promo sheets on this windose device.
it's got a hard drive, 256meg ram, 800mhz processor. rips you
off for 8000 bux. that's for the basic touchscreen with a
i'll poke around the rest of the weekend and see what i can
if this is too far OT, please write me offlist.
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