Saturday, June 08, 2002
The Register: So that's what happened to eSpeak "You wrote: "HP's software portfolio is very highly regarded, and in Chai and eSpeak - two you don't hear so much about - it has a couple of crown jewels." ... I think I can confidently state that this particular jewel was constructed largely of paste and food coloring. ... Imagine a Death Star sized concentration of Java whose density was such that space, time and sanity crumbled in its very presence. Swarming teams of engineers working around the clock without dissent lest the dark Lord himself freeze them with his steely Voice Mail Of Death."