Re: academics and employment
Well if you have spent a lot of money on something, even if another systems come s alone even if that system is utter crap you can't just switch away from it.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Its why I will never switch to linux as such, I have spent so much cash on windows from screen readers to apps, to games that to switch, well I just can't see myself doing it.
My aunt works in a clothing company, they recently switched from their own customised software to sap, it did not need their needs, however while they eventually did switch back to their own thing, because they had spent millions on sap, they were reluctant to do so.
The same goes for here.
The the advantages of prepriatory software or in house stuff or comercial software is that you can't easily get at it, its closed source, its got perofessional support, its not malware full, you have a contract with company x, iff it screws up you can sue if you wish.
Its what everyone uses, and well thats it.
Opensource stuff, its good, can be updated quickly, has no comercial restrictions, user supported, easy for everyone to get at.
Its good free and everyone likes it.
But anyone in theory could do bad things to it, its full of viruses and malware, will give access to your computer and could be a really big security risk.
And while we manage things properly here, the developers like in espeak could just drop off the earth and leave no forwarding address.
That doesn't really work well with companies.
Now imagine you have spent cash for jaws, or dolphin, for years and years, and this new thing comes along.
You can't up and leave even if x software suddenly becomes so crappy that your sysem needs to be reformatted daily and all your users complain you can't just up and leave.
Simply put, its more than likely that even if the industry has started to change, for those that helped companies like freedom scientiffic along either through contracts or simply because for the non willingness to move well.
Point is, it could be, we won't leave, it could also bee we can't leave, and may not be able to leave till the contract ends.
Since some of these contracts could be openended I mean jaws for businesses and for some other places probably was it, I doubt anyone actually designed the contracts so you could walk, it wouldn't be likely you would ever need to, and now they can't just leave.
Jaws is what everyone uses because it is.
It doesn't matter if jaws becomes utter crap, it simply will be like that till they will leave.
And even if some of these organisations from time to time may want to leave, I suspect they may not be able to at least not easily.
And if they leave they may not be able to come back.
On 8/19/2018 12:48 PM, coffeekingms@... wrote: