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Subject: Re: Talkbox: Ideas for better name than "Thumbnails"?

Re: Talkbox: Ideas for better name than "Thumbnails"?

From: c s <>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 00:42:26 -0700 (PDT)

--- Michael O'Quinn <> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2003, ds2list wrote:
> >
> > Some folks made the observation that the option
> for the directory
> > name playing feature of Talkbox should not be
> called "Thumbnails",
> > but rather something more accurately descriptive.
> >
> > I'm coming up to putting out an updated patch, and
> I'd like to
> > make this change also, if necessary. Any
> arguments for/against
> > "Thumbnails". Any suggestions?
> I agree that "Thumbnail" tends to indicate something
> graphical, rather
> than auditory.
> Perhaps "Sound Bite".
> Michael

Like "Thumbnail" it still doesn't indicate that the
"Sound Byte" is associated with identifying the

In addition to my previous suggestions ("Audible
Directories", and "Talking Directories"), add:

Audio Directory IDs
Directory Audio
Directory Cues
Directory Voice IDs
Directory Sound IDs
Directory Sound Bytes

Or you could always just use your original great but
somewhat cryptic name "Talkbox" and let people RTFM to
find out the whats and hows of the "talking box" mode
(which they will really have to do anyway regardless
of how descriptive the setting name is, because how
else are they going to know that they must create the
.dirname.mp3 files).

What Talkbox really needs more than a good setting
name is a voice synthesis application or batch script
that runs on Windoze and scans the whole Archos
directory tree and automatically creates a
.dirname.mp3 file in every directory.


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