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Announcing emacspeak 30.0 SocialDog

Please disseminate widely in the spirit of the Social Web.

               Emacspeak-30.0 (SocialDog) Unleashed!

For Immediate Release:

San Jose, Calif., (May 11, 2009)
    Emacspeak: Bringing friendly Access For   social beings
    --Zero cost of upgrades/downgrades makes priceless software affordable!

Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) --http://emacspeak.sf.net--
announces the immediate world-wide availability of Emacspeak
30.0 --a powerful audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving
data, social and service-oriented social Web cloud.

Investors Note:

With several prominent analysts expanding coverage, NASDOG: ESPK
 has now been consistently trading over the net at levels close
 to that once attained by DogCom high-fliers --- and as of
 October 2008 is trading at levels close to that achieved by
 better known stocks in the tech sector.

What Is It?

Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides
complete eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating
environments. By seamlessly blending live access to all aspects
of the Internet such as Web-surfing, blogging and electronic
messaging into the audio desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access
to local and remote information with a consistent and
well-integrated user interface. A rich suite of task-oriented
tools provides efficient speech-enabled access to the evolving
service-oriented Web cloud.

Major Enhancements:

    1. Speech-enables Twitter.
    2. Unicode support for enabling the world's various charsets.
    3. Emacs front-end to popular Google AJAX APIs.
    4. Updated g-client with preliminary support for Google Docs.
    5. Updated URL Templates for rapid Web access.
    6. Updated WebSearch wizards for enhanced productivity.
    7. Emacs 23 support.

Plus many more changes too numerous to fit in this margin ...

See the NEWS file for additional details.

Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:

  Never a toy system, Emacspeak is voluntarily bundled with all
major Linux distributions. Though designed to be modular,
distributors have freely chosen to bundle the fully integrated
system without any undue pressure --- a documented success for
the integrated innovation embodied by Emacspeak. As the system
evolves, both upgrades and downgrades continue to be available at
the same zero-cost to all users. The integrity of the Emacspeak
codebase is ensured by the reliable and secure Linux platform
used to develop and distribute the software.

Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these features, users
consider Emacspeak to be absolutely priceless. Thanks to this
wide-spread user demand, the present version is being made available
at the same zero-cost as earlier releases.

At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in the area of
eyes-free multimodal interaction and carries forward the
well-established Open Source tradition of introducing user
interface features that eventually show up in luser environments.

On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of a
crash-prone but well-marketed mousetrap with the assertion
"Emacs is a system from the 70's", the creator of Emacspeak
evinced surprise at the unusual candor manifest in the assertion
that it would take popular idiot-proven interfaces until the year
2070 to catch up to where the Emacspeak audio desktop is
today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing breath of
Courage Certainty and Clarity (CCC) at a time when users are
reeling from the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by
complex software systems backed by even more convoluted press

Independent Test Results:

Independent test results have proven that unlike some modern (and
not so modern) software, Emacspeak can be safely uninstalled without
adversely affecting the continued performance of the computer. These
same tests also revealed that once uninstalled, the user stopped
functioning altogether. Speaking with Aster Labrador, the creator of
Emacspeak once pointed out that these results re-emphasize the
user-centric design of Emacspeak; "It is the user --and not the
computer-- that stops functioning when Emacspeak is uninstalled!".

Note from Aster and Bubbles:

UnDoctored Videos Inc. is looking for volunteers to star in a
video demonstrating such complete user failure.

Obtaining Emacspeak:

Emacspeak can be downloaded from Google Code Hosting --see
http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak/ You can visit
Emacspeak on the WWW at http://emacspeak.sf.net.  You can subscribe
to the emacspeak mailing list emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu by sending
mail to the list request address emacspeak-request@cs.vassar.edu.
The AbleDog release is at
The latest development snapshot of Emacspeak is available via
Subversion from Google Code Hosting at


 Emacspeak 30.0 AKA SocialDog brings the Social Web to the audio
desktop --- you cant but be social if you speak! Emacspeak 29.0
--- AKAAbleDog --- is a testament to the resilliance and
innovation embodied by Open Source software --- it would not
exist without the thriving Emacs community that continues to
ensure that Emacs remains one of the premier user environments
despite perhaps also being one of the oldest. Emacspeak 28.0 ---
AKA PuppyDog --- exemplifies the rapid pace of development
evinced by Open Source software. Emacspeak 27.0 --- AKA FastDog
--- is the latest in a sequence of upgrades that make previous
releases obsolete and downgrades unnecessary. Emacspeak 26 ---
AKA LeadDog --- continues the tradition of introducing innovative
access solutions that are unfettered by the constraints inherent
in traditional adaptive technologies. Emacspeak 25 -- AKA
ActiveDog -- re-activates open, unfettered access to online
information. Emacspeak-Alive -- AKA LiveDog -- enlivens open,
unfettered information access with a series of live updates that
once again demonstrate the power and agility of open source
software development. Emacspeak 23.0 -- AKA Retriever --- went
the extra mile in fetching full access. Emacspeak 22.0 -- AKA
GuideDog -- helps users navigate the Web more effectively than
ever before. Emacspeak 21.0 -- AKA PlayDog -- continued the
Emacspeak tradition of relying on enhanced productivity to
liberate users. Emacspeak-20.0 -- AKA LeapDog -- continues the
long established GNU/Emacs tradition of integrated innovation to
create a pleasurable computing environment for eyes-free
interaction. emacspeak-19.0 --AKA WorkDog-- is designed to
enhance user productivity at work and leisure. Emacspeak-18.0
--code named GoodDog-- continued the Emacspeak tradition of
enhancing user productivity and thereby reducing total cost of
ownership. Emacspeak-17.0 --code named HappyDog-- enhances user
productivity by exploiting today's evolving WWW
standards. Emacspeak-16.0 --code named CleverDog-- the follow-up
to SmartDog-- continued the tradition of working better, faster,
smarter. Emacspeak-15.0 --code named SmartDog--followed up on
TopDog as the next in a continuing a series of award-winning
audio desktop releases from Emacspeak Inc. Emacspeak-14.0 --code
named TopDog--was the first release of this
millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 --codenamed YellowLab-- was the
closing release of the 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 --code named
GoldenDog-- began leveraging the evolving semantic WWW to provide
task-oriented speech access to Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0
--code named Aster-- went the final step in making Linux a
zero-cost Internet access solution for blind and visually
impaired users. Emacspeak-10.0 --(AKA Emacspeak-2000) code named
WonderDog-- continued the tradition of award-winning software
releases designed to make eyes-free computing a productive and
pleasurable experience. Emacspeak-9.0 --(AKA Emacspeak 99) code
named BlackLab-- continued to innovate in the areas of speech
interaction and interactive accessibility. Emacspeak-8.0 --(AKA
Emacspeak-98++) code named BlackDog-- was a major upgrade to the
speech output extension to Emacs.

Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as OpenSource on
the Internet in May 1995 as the first complete speech interface
to UNIX workstations. The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code
named Egypt) made available in May 1996 provided significant
enhancements to the interface. Emacspeak-97 (Tennessee) went
further in providing a true audio desktop. Emacspeak-98
integrated Internetworking into all aspects of the audio desktop
to provide the first fully interactive speech-enabled WebTop.

About Emacspeak:

Originally based at Cornell (NY)
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman --home to Auditory User
Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW-- Emacspeak is now maintained on
GoogleCode --http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak -- and
Sourceforge -- http://emacspeak.sf.net. The system is mirrored
world-wide by an international network of software archives and
bundled voluntarily with all major Linux distributions. On
Monday, April 12, 1999, Emacspeak became part of the
Smithsonian's Permanent Research Collection on Information
Technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American

The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar --the home of the
Emacspeak mailing list-- thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman, and provides a
valuable knowledge base for new users.

Press/Analyst Contact: Hubbell Labrador

Going forward, BubbleDog acknowledges her exclusive monopoly on
setting the direction of the Emacspeak Audio Desktop, and
promises to exercise this freedom to innovate and her resulting
power responsibly (as before) in the interest of all dogs.

About This Release:

Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The League Against
Forced Fenestration (LAFF).  --see
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm for details on
the ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.

CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes Reserved.
LiveDog (DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM) etc., are Registered
Dogmarks of Aster and Hubbell Labrador.  All other dogs belong to
their respective owners.

Best Regards,

Title:  Research Scientist
Email:  raman@google.com
WWW:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/
Google: tv+raman
GTalk:  raman@google.com, tv.raman.tv@gmail.com
PGP:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/raman-almaden.asc

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