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Talking Books on Slashdot

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 09:23:29 -0700
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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Yesterday, Slashdot featured an article about "Gutenberg Radio", which
seems to be a collection of MP3 audiobooks generated by running
Project Gutenberg texts through Eloquence.

You can read the Slashdot article here:

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/04/20/1819253

The Web site for Gutenberg Radio is here:

http://www.etc-edu.com/


I can't say I'm really impressed with their behavior on Slashdot; I 
posted
to suggest that DAISY's work had value, and I got this snide response
from the guy who apparently runs the Gutenberg Radio project:

"we will never use xml for anything.  we have already done more for
the blind than daisy.  nice plug for daisy though. keep up the good 
work.
maybe you can voulenteer 40 hours a week or so to make daisy
compliant books.  you sound like a real public service maven,  a
regular saint."


Nice guy, eh?

--Kynn


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