Well I am finally convinced. Now I am really beginning to understand very clearly the difference between Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5 and Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5.
And this is something that I think is absolutely and totally unfair on the part of the people from Dragon NaturallySpeaking . Because there is a real significant difference, between the two versions, that the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking either are not aware of, or have not told to the consumer. Now if the people of Dragon NaturallySpeaking are aware of what I'm going to discuss in this Journal entry, and they have not mentioned this to the consumer. Or they are not aware of this, and as a result have not mentioned this to the consumer. In either event is not good.
Because it signals the same kind of extremely selfish behavior that Microsoft has been showing under the leadership of Steve Ballmer. This attitude of not really being very concerned about the consumer or the customer as much as being concerned. With regard to how much money they are going to get or how much prominence they have or how important they think they are.
Because what's going on with Windows 7 as compared to Windows 8 , is the exact same thing that is going on with Dragon NaturallySpeaking .
So let's look at the real issues. To begin with, let's go back to Windows XP . And when Windows XP was actually being used extremely heavily, this was at the very same time, that Steve Ballmer at Microsoft was becoming frustrated by thinking that he knew more how to run Microsoft. Then did Bill Gates. And of course that was and has been shown to be a really huge mistake.
Because Steve Ballmer came up with the brilliant idea of of creating Windows Vista . Which of course turned out to be nothing but a worst disaster in recent memory regarding the release of any Microsoft operating system. This is because Steve Ballmer doesn't really give a damn about the customer's. Because he is exactly like Donald Trump. A selfish self-centered, mean-spirited and not really caring at all about what the customers want, inasmuch as he is determined to get what he wants.
So, Windows Vista was released. And it did terribly in the market. And Steve Ballmer showed exactly how stupid and selfish he really is. Because the computing world really enjoyed Windows XP . But Steve Ballmer didn't give a damn about that. He cared more about getting his way. Then giving the customers what they want. So Windows Vista was forced on the market. That of course turned out to be one of the worst decisions like I said in recent memory regarding any Microsoft operating system.
The more intelligent way of doing business would have been to do exactly what Bill Gates had done. Which is that Windows XP would have continued to get the support it deserves. The consumers would have been a lot happier. And Microsoft would have made a lot more money. But that's not what happened. What happened instead was that Steve Ballmer basically pushed Bill Gates out of the company. And took over Microsoft . So Windows Vista was released. And it failed horribly. And everyone saw very clearly how ugly and how selfish and how mean-spirited. Steve Ballmer really is. Then he doesn't give a damn about the customer. All he cares about is getting what he wants.
And we know that's true. Because Steve Ballmer is not the kind of person who will do anything to really help the customer. Steve Ballmer is a kind of selfish and mean spirited person that will do only things that will benefit himself. And then he will lie to everyone about how is really doing things to help the customer. When that's not true. Which is why Windows 8 is being pushed on the market, when the majority of the computing community would rather be left alone. Because now of the computing community enjoys Windows 7 but again, Steve Ballmer doesn't give a damn about what customers want. Because his attitude is that as far as he's concerned, we the customer will put up and shut up and take what we are given and do what we are told. Hence, Windows 8
So now let's look at Dragon NaturallySpeaking . And what do we see? We see the same selfish attitude. We see the same disregard for what the customer really wants. And how do we know that's true? We know it's true because if you go back to Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 9. At that point, Dragon NaturallySpeaking was having modest success. Because version 9 really have a lot of problems. It was actually more tailored to be used with Windows XP service pack 1. And because of the dynamics going on at Microsoft , Windows XP was going through changes. Whereby, as a result, Windows XP and security upgrades which basically led to Windows XP service pack 3.
And by that time Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 9 PM to have a lots of interface problems and memory allocation problems. At which point, Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 came out. And of all the different versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Version 10 is actually the best version that Dragon NaturallySpeaking has produced so far. Because Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 was built and is built so well that it interfaces tremendously easily and works very well with Windows 7 just as it did with Windows XP .
But the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking really didn't give a damn about what the customer wanted. Because all they cared about was trying to make sure that their product, Dragon NaturallySpeaking would continue to dominate the market and be the one solid speech program that was better than any other speech program in the world. And the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking are so desperate to get to that particular position of notoriety that they don't really give a damn about Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5. Which turned out to be a really bad mistake.
Because Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and version 11.5, actually turned out to be one of the most problematic versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. And I've done a lot of service memos regarding just that fact. So as a result, whether the people of Dragon NaturallySpeaking like it or not. Their actions are showing very clearly that they don't really give a damn about the customer. Because they are more interested in getting what they want and in gaining notoriety, then they are in giving the customers what they want. And we know that's true. Because their actions speak louder than words.
Because Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5 are actually much more solid versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking then version 11. Version 10 and version 10.5 have none of the problems that version 11 happens. But the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking don't care about that. All they care about is telling the consumer meaning all of us as customers, to put up and shut up and do what we're told and take what we're told to take. Hence, the creation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and version 11.5.
Now, the smart way of thinking would have been for Dragon NaturallySpeaking to get behind Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5. And to make version 10.5 a better product but without changing the version. Meaning without mutating Dragon NaturallySpeaking into version 11. Because the moment the version 11 hit the market is the very time that Dragon NaturallySpeaking began to have problems with customers. Because nobody really enjoyed all of the extra Bullshit and all of the extra work they had to do just to get Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 to work correctly on their machines. Which they did not have to do and do not have to do with Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5.
The main difference between Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 as compared to version 11, is that Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5 are made really and specifically for people who are not very mobile. And who actually use their computers without all sorts of extra devices. So using the excuse that people are becoming more mobile and also using all sorts of extra devices. Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and version 11.5 were created. Which I said ended up being a rather bad mistake. Because Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5 are actually much better versions, and/or products, of Dragon NaturallySpeaking that is version 11 or 11.5.
And we know that's true, because all anyone has to do is read my system updates regarding Dragon NaturallySpeaking to see how clearly Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5 work much better with Windows 7, then does Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 or Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5. Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5 do not have any of the software issues or software conflicts that version 11 and 11.5 have. But still the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking did really care. Because they don't really care about customers. All they care about is getting what they want. Just like the really selfish and mean spirited and self-centered Steve Ballmer of Microsoft .
Compared to Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5, Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and version 11.5 are just basically crap. They don't work anywhere near as well as version 10 or version 10.5. And what's remarkable is that the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking absolutely understand this. But they are just as arrogant and this selfish and self-centered and mean-spirited as the people at Microsoft at least as mean-spirited and hateful and selfish as Steve Ballmer of Microsoft . Because the people of Dragon NaturallySpeaking went ahead and pushed Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and version 11.5 on the market. While they basically turned their back on version 10 and 10.5. Even though the consumers meaning the customers were much happier with Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5.
And again we know that is true not only by looking on the Internet and seeing all of the technical discussions going on regarding Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and 11.5 where people were having all sorts of problems with their machines because version 11.5 has so many issues. But the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking didn't give a damn. They turn their back on version 10.5 which was a really good product and actually works better than 11.5. And they did so in order to force on the customers version 11.5. Demanding that we, the customers, put up and shut up and take what we are given rather than getting what we want. Because the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking don't give a damn about customers because all they care about is notoriety and making more money.
So my advice to anyone who really enjoys Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 and version 10.5. It is to basically tell the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking to just go away. Then we, the consumers, the customers, are fed up with being told to take what we are given. Because the common knowledge in business if any business really wants to succeed. It's not to tell the customer to go to hell and take what they are given. The common law in business is that if you want to succeed in business you give the customer what they want. But that's not how Microsoft under Steve Ballmer operates. And it's not how the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking operate either.
Because both are much more concerned with getting their own way then they are with taking care of their customers. And again the reason I say this is because when you look at Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5. You are looking at a version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking that is so well-built that it works so incredibly well with Windows 7 . That there are none of the problems that exist with Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5. And even though that's the case. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is basically turned their back on version 10.5. And yet version 10.5 works much better than version 11.5.
Bullshit walks. And money talks. Actions speak louder than words. Give what I am saying is not true. Then none of the foregoing would ever have happened. But it did. Everything I have written in the foregoing paragraphs is actually what took place in both companies. Microsoft as a result of the selfishness and the extreme mean-spirited self-serving and ugly behavior of Steve Ballmer, has ended up losing money. Losing market share. Losing prominence. With most of the customers becoming basically fed up with Steve Ballmer and Microsoft. These are all facts. They are being reported in the news everyday.
And the same is exactly true with Dragon NaturallySpeaking . Because again, the customer dissatisfaction level increased dramatically with the release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5. The news and the Internet are full of discussions and news stories about how people were desperate to go back to version 10.5. But the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking don't really give a damn. Because business these days isn't about how companies, like the company my father in I ran operate. Because these days the customer means crap to most businesses. Because these days companies are basically telling the customer to put up and shut up and take what we are given, whether we like it or not.
And we know that's true. Because all we have to do is look at the news and see how poorly Microsoft is actually doing. And Microsoft is doing a lousy. All because Microsoft has taken the attitude of telling the customer to basically go to hell and take what Microsoft chooses to give to the customer. Rather than Microsoft actually getting behind the product that the customer really enjoys which is Windows 7 . And that's exactly what is happening with Dragon NaturallySpeaking .
Because the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking are basically saying that they don't give a damn whether customers really enjoy Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5. Because the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking are basically telling the customer to put up and shut up and take what we are given whether we like it or not. So Dragon NaturallySpeaking pushed on the customer version 11.5. And just like with Windows Vista , Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5 really didn't do very well at all.
And again we know this is true. Because there are copious news stories and system update reports that I personally have done, that show very clearly how poorly engineered Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 really is, when it comes to the Windows 7 operating system architecture. Because Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5 is a huge memory and system hog. As compared to Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5, which runs tremendously much better and has virtually no problems with Windows 7.
And like I said, anyone can say anything they want. But for 25 years prior to 1975. My father I ran pioneer linen supply company of Cleveland Ohio. And the company was actually one of the leading businesses in town. We didn't gain that status because we were basically stupid. We gained that status, because we cared about what the customer wanted. And we gave the customer what the customer wanted. Because in our business the customer came first. Which is not true today.
Today, it's all about market studies and market share. And no variety in being the best. Or getting the most money. The customer usually takes a significant back seat to all of this selfish attitude that pervades business these days. And so as a result, we, the customer, are left pretty much holding the bag. We are being told to put up and shut up and take what we are given rather than being allowed to get what we want. And that's just not going to work. Because without us, none of these companies would have any money.
So my suggestion for anyone who is having problems with Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5. Is for them to go back to Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5. And to not go any further as far as software updates. Force the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking to put up and shut up and start treating us customers with the respect that we deserve. Because without our money, the people at Dragon NaturallySpeaking would not have any business nor would they have any money. That is the basic law of business. You either give the customer what they want. Or your business doesn't do very well. Hence, Microsoft . And all the problems Microsoft is having.
Like I said. Anyone can say anything they want about me. But the reality is that the company that I father and I were partners in actually was a very successful company. And we did very well. So anyone can say anything they want about me. But the fact still remains that our company did very well in business. And we did very well, because we remembered the basic law of business which is that you give the customer what they want.
But the world has become filled with lots of people who think they are smarter than everyone else. When in reality the people who think they are so smart are making all of the worst mistakes in business that anyone could ever make. Hence, Windows Vista and Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5.
Not personally speaking, because the conditions of my life are the way they are. I don't really need any kind of speech program that can be used while I am climbing the side of a building or driving down the freeway. Or relaxing at the beach. I need a speech program that will not interfere with the other programs on my system and will do exactly what I need for it to do. Which is to produce the words on the screen accurately and effectively. While at the same time not causing undue stress to my computer. And that's all I need. Which is why I have no intention under any circumstances of upgrading beyond Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5. It does everything that I need for my speech program to do. And it does not cause any extra stress or acceleration to my computer.
It's just like what I have been saying for the past several years about MetroHealth medical center in Cleveland Ohio. For those who have been following my Journal articles the last several years. It's very easy to see that all during that time I had a lot of negative impressions and negative gut feelings about MetroHealth medical center in Cleveland. I knew that there was something not right. I knew that there was something wrong with the medical administration of MetroHealth medical center. But no one wanted to believe me. Because the knee-jerk reaction is when someone looks at someone like me, they either laugh at me and call me stupid or they just ignore me. But then a few days ago, it was discovered in the news, which I put up a separate Journal article yesterday regarding. That the vice president of MetroHealth medical center in Cleveland Ohio was actually stealing millions of dollars from the people of the city of Cleveland and from MetroHealth medical center. And as a result, healthcare in Cleveland have suffered. MetroHealth medical center has suffered. The quality of health care has suffered. And all through the entire sequence of events, I was right all along.
Just like I'm right about Microsoft and Dragon NaturallySpeaking . The world, whether the world likes it or not, we'll learn, over time, that IE and usually not wrong about any projection or gut feeling I have when it comes to business. Just because I didn't make a lot of money in business doesn't mean I don't know a lot about business. The reason I didn't make a lot of money in business because I didn't want to. And that's the only reason.
I could have continued chasing and running around. I could have continued jockeying for position. I could have continued in the rat race. But of course, I have this extremely massive nervous breakdown in 1989, which pretty much sidelined me. And made it virtually impossible for me to play the game any longer. But just because that happened, does not mean that I am stupid. And it certainly does not mean that I don't know what I'm talking about. And it absolutely does not mean that when I have a gut feeling about business that I'm wrong. Because every single time something happens. All anyone has to do is look at my Journal entries to see that I had a gut feeling of what was going to happen before, what actually did take place.
But that's okay. Because I am not in this world to gain notoriety. I am not in this world to make lots of money. I'm not in this world to be famous. I'm not in this world really did do anything else other than what I have been doing for the last 45 years. I use my brain to do whatever I can to be of assistance to this world and whatever way possible. And I use my brain and my creative writing talents to be as effective as I'm able to regarding my human rights advocacy.
Consequently, as I said, I have no intention whatsoever of upgrading my Dragon NaturallySpeaking beyond version 10.5. It does everything I need for it to do. It works perfectly. It gets everything done that is necessary area and it does not cause undue stress or acceleration to my computer system. Based on the various types of programs and services that I need to have running on my system. In part, because of my various disabilities. So Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5 is exactly where I'm going to stay.
The foregoing are my recommendations and my perceptions regarding Microsoft , Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Dragon NaturallySpeaking . But you, the reader, have to make their own choices. And that's exactly what I hope you will do. Just remember, no matter what anyone might say. 25 years my father and I were partners and part owners each of us being partners of pioneer linen supply company. And pioneer linen supply company did a very good business. We were effective. And we were effective and we did good business because we remembered the basic Law in business. Which is that the customer comes first. And we were never concerned more with what we were getting then the service we were offering.
Thank you very much for listening
The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned. (N. Maschke – 1994)
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