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Thu Dec 17 16:59:09 EST 2009
Richard Laager wrote:
> I Google'd "Quicktate" and quicktate.com claims to be a "service which
> transcribes your voicemails and personal notes...and delivers them to
> you via email, text message, or [their] iPhone-compatible web widget".
We've had Quicktate contractors before. It does look like Quicktate use
Pidgin as an essential part of their operations. I think they
originally used Yahoo, with the Yahoo client, then moved to operating
their own IM server and Pidgin.
The impression I get is that they use people, who are unable to enter
the mainstream labour market (e.g. single mothers, or the disabled)
working from home. The people have to be literate in natural languages,
but tend not to be computer literate, and I get the impression that
Quicktate supply very little support, possibly because they are in a
buyer's market for labour.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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