[music-dsp] Re: quoting and email with speech
Johan.Boule at Online.Fr
Sun Nov 18 07:55:26 EST 2001
Usally people read much faster than they speak.
So I wonder if your "email speaker" speaks very faster than you can read.
> I appreciate your posts, and find them valuable.
> This suggestion refers only to single topic replies.
> Those of us who read e-mail with speech want to get to the new information,
> with as little time as possible waisted listening to quotes which we have
> already heard several times.
> A fall back strategy is to dump the speech buffer, go to the end of the post,
> and search back for the last > and listen from there.
> It is easy to dump the speech buffer when the quotes are last, but not possible
> to scroll to the beginning of the new comments when they follow the quotes.
> When some people are so eager to include everything, that they put their
> new comments between the quoted stuff and the quoted tag lines and footers,
> even this last resort is defeated.
> I am not against all quoting,
> but it is often much too long or mostly superfluous.
> This is not a personal attack, but a constructive suggestion toward making
> the list easier reading and more helpful to all.
> Thanks much for your consideration.
> If you must quote me, please put your comments first.
> I have already listened to mine.
> I read email with speech.
> So it is not possible to scroll past the quotes without listening to them again,
> to quickly get to the new information.
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