[PPC] Expected Capacity

robertwarner05@aim.com roywarnerni at aim.com
Fri Feb 14 14:14:29 GMT 2014


Agree

I am abroad 
Could you send me the fix link and instructions please

 Sent from Roy Warner's iPhone

> On 14 Feb 2014, at 14:07, Barry Toner <barry at tonermail.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Thank you very much for the kind words of support.  I'd like to Thank Andrew and especially Tink for their help in helping me fire fight the 32Bit issues with the PPC publically while I was dealing with 8am to 6pm 5 days a week travelling into work and visiting various sites around N Ireland, going to post offices, re-imaging PPC's once we got the base install going.
> 
> David is correct, none of us who worked on this project or sit on the BCAB Board are paid for our work and all have full time jobs.  I came up with the idea because as someone who works in paid employment in I T Support I wanted to create a system that would be virtually bomb proof in gaining access to a Windows PC everytime while providing other useful tools.  I tried to design the product to take advantage of portable apps, offer a desktop like user interface within Windows Explorer to minimise the learning curve for less technical users.  This is where the technical issues came up.  In addition the portable version for Winamp isn't' accessible from the keyboard and thus the standard installer had to be convinced it was running locally.
> 
> I'm an end-user of the PPC or at least the concept of it as much as you guys.  Our goals within BCAB for the PPC where to raise funds which is how we can keep things going and offer services at a price that genuinely doesn’t' take the hand out of our members.
> We also wanted to donate to the guys in NV Access as we and I am a great believer in what they have done and are trying to do with NVDA.
> 
> BCAB genuinely believe in transparency and we will be open, and honest with our members.  Seriously, this isn't' just tired old PR speak.  We are you guys and other members just in positions within the Board Of Directors of the association.  We experience similar and the same access issues as you guys.
> 
> Regarding the increased capacity.  This was as a direct result from feedback after the initial release of the PPC and in my view while it might look unfair is no different to walking into a shop getting something for a price one day and going in two days later to discover the same product is on sale. 
> 
> Regards,
> Barry.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of robertwarner05 at aim.com
> Sent: 14 February 2014 12:39
> To: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
> Subject: Re: [PPC] Expected Capacity
> 
> Well said
> 
> Sent from Roy Warner's iPhone
> 
>> On 14 Feb 2014, at 00:20, Darren Paskell <darren at djp-online.co.uk> wrote:
>> 
>> David, Muzz et al.
>> 
>> Not having paid much attention to the Pocket PC venture since its 
>> inception, I was simply curious as to which capacity had been chosen.
>> As it happens, I have also cloned the data onto a larger device, which 
>> has joined an OS X Mavericks installation memory stick as a worthy 
>> addition to my mobile kit bag. I thoroughly support the ethos behind 
>> Pocket PC and I heartily applaud the flare and considerable 
>> committment demonstrated by Barry and others within BCAB in making it 
>> happen.
>> 
>> Darren
>> 
>>> On 2/13/14, David Griffith <d.griffith at btinternet.com> wrote:
>>> I agree.  This carping on capacity seems very odd to me. There seems 
>>> to be an expectation that this is a value for money competitive 
>>> marketing of a product.
>>> As I understand it BCAB is not trying to grab market share for profit  
>>> like a minor version of Maplin's but imaginatively raise funds , and 
>>> along the way provide a useful setup which provides support to 
>>> members and all of the people who rely on this list. As far as I know 
>>> nobody is making a fast buck from this.
>>> For the £10 for members I do not begrudge the price at all and have 
>>> simply transferred the contents onto a cheap 16 GB drive and renamed 
>>> that pen drive accordingly.
>>> 
>>> It is the work in the software design and setup, which I know has not 
>>> been at all problem free, which has provided the genuine value in the product.
>>> As
>>> far as I am aware  everybody who has contributed to the product has 
>>> done so freely  and all the proceeds, for what there are to be 
>>> reinvested for the continued support of the many members who benefit 
>>> from this list and other activities of the BCAB.
>>> I therefore personally think the criticism along capacity lines is a 
>>> little undignified. The design was simply to maximise the potential 
>>> benefits to our organisation whilst keeping the price cheap enough 
>>> for every member. Buying larger capacity  drives would have eroded 
>>> fund raising potential, which has apparently already been hit because 
>>> the BCAB have found it impossible to rely upon Articles for the Blind 
>>> and are now mailing out the products at cost.
>>> 
>>> David Griffith
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf 
>>> Of M Lakhani
>>> Sent: 13 February 2014 22:36
>>> To: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
>>> Cc: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
>>> Subject: Re: [PPC] Expected Capacity
>>> 
>>> Does capacity really matter? I'd suggest avoiding other installations 
>>> on the PPC drive! :) ATB Muzz
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On 13 Feb 2014, at 19:53, "Iain Lackie" 
>>>> <ilackie at perth44.freeserve.co.uk>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> It seems that if we were early adopters, we only get the small  
>>>> capacity
>>> Pocket PC. I think this is rather sad.
>>>> 
>>>> Iain
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: Darren Paskell
>>>> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:58 PM
>>>> To: pocketpc at lists.bcab.org.uk
>>>> Subject: [PPC] Expected Capacity
>>>> 
>>>> Greetings One and All,
>>>> 
>>>> I am one more satisfied Pocket PC recipient. I once had a portable 
>>>> copy of NVDA on my old university network drive which was an 
>>>> absolute life saver on many occasions, not least of which when I 
>>>> required urgent computer access for writing a last minute best man 
>>>> speech. This really is a superb idea and will I'm sure benefit many of us.
>>>> 
>>>> My only question so far relates to capacity. My memory stick seems 
>>>> to have 512MB of storage space. I thought I read somewhere that the 
>>>> capacity would be around the 8GB mark. What is the expected total 
>>>> capacity for a Pocket PC?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks very much and well done Barry.
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Darren Paskell
>>>> 
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