Re: Blatant Rant


I have a copy of my authorization number brailled out in my rolodex along
with a text file saved in my dropbox folder because of this exact reason.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 5:44 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blatant Rant

Exactly the purpose of my rant.

On Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:20:32 -0400, you wrote:

If I'm not mistaken, the authorization number and extra CD came with
JAWS 6.0. I've kept that version around here for that reason. I hope FS
provides this info and CD whenever someone signs up for the first time.
But I agree, we shouldn't have to rely on the packaging of a JAWS
release from seven versions ago, nor should we have to wait through a
whole weekend to obtain such basic information.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:38 AM
To: jfw
Subject: Blatant Rant

I went to register JAWS yesterday and made a startling and annoying
discovery. In order to register and license your copy of JAWS using the
Internet License Management facility, you need an authorization number
which, according to Freedom Scientific's FS activation page, in both
print and braille on the sleeve of the installation program CD.
OH yeah? Then the dots must be hidden, and the print is either
white-on-white or black-on-black, because nobody in my house, blind or
not, could find such a thing, and we looked on two different versions
that came in two different packages.

I suspect that what's really going on here is that somewhere, way back
when I first got JAWS with the serial number I'm currently using, which
was new for version 4.0 which was the first one to run on Windows NT
and above, the box it came in definitely did have an authorization
number on a stick-on braille label. Of course, 4.0 is long, long ago,
and so is the packaging in which it came. Since then, I'm sure when
updates come out, they are delivered directly from the company that
stamps out and packages the distribution CD's, so they can't possibly
be personalized with your very own authorization number. If that's
correct, where are we supposed to find this thing?
Inquiring minds wanna know, and answers will be gotten tomorrow morning
when FS technical support opens for business.

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