Emacspeak-98 Reestablishes User-Centric Computing

                       Emacspeak-98 Reestablishes User-Centric Computing

For Immediate Release:

San Jose, Calif.,  (December 25, 1997)   
Emacspeak-98 reestablishes user-centric computing.

Independent test results have proven that unlike some
modern software, Emacspeak-98 can be easily uninstalled
without adversely affecting the continued performance
of the computer.  These same tests also revealed that
once Emacspeak was uninstalled, the user stopped
functioning altogether.

Industry experts welcomed these results as a 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 releases.

Speaking with Aster Labrador this morning, the creator
of Emacspeak pointed out that these results once again
emphasize the user-centric design of Emacspeak; "It is
the user --and not the computer-- that stops
functioning when Emacspeak is uninstalled!".

About Emacspeak:

Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that
provides complete eyes-free access to all major open
32 and 64 bit operating systems.  By seamlessly
blending all aspects of the Internet such as
Web-surfing and electronic messaging into the audio
desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access to local
and remote information with a consistent and
well-integrated user interface.

Obtaining Emacspeak:

Visit Emacspeak at http://cs.cornell.edu/home/raman
--You can also pick up emacspeak via anonymous ftp from
You can subscribe to the emacspeak mailing list
<emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu> by sending mail to the list
owner greg e. priest-dorman <priestdo@cs.vassar.edu>.
Based at Cornell (NY)
<http://cs.cornell.edu/home/raman> --home to some of
the most innovative auditory interfaces on the WWW--
Emacspeak is mirrored world-wide by an international
netwrok of software archives.  The Emacspeak mailing
list is archived at
--thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman.

Press/Analyst Contact:  Aster Labrador

CopyWrite  )C( Aster Labrador. All Writes Reserved.
Labrador (DM) Is A Registered Dogmark of Aster Labrador.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very productive 1998!

Best Regards,

      Adobe Systems                 Tel: 1 (408) 536 3945   (W14-129)
      Advanced Technology Group     Fax: 1 (408) 537 4042 
      (W14 129) 345 Park Avenue     Email: raman@adobe.com 
      San Jose , CA 95110 -2704     Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
      http://labrador.corp.adobe.com/~raman/        (Adobe Intranet)
      http://cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/raman.html    (Cornell)
    Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are my own and in no way should be taken
as representative of my employer, Adobe Systems Inc.