On another thread..."Printer, Typrwriter, Handwrite?"...
On the other hand I'm not even keyboarding this, I'm dictating it into my iPad's microphone and editing for punctuation...
Seems to me that this is a subject for a continuing thread about the way we interact and use the internet to augment our communications.
Dictating is my next project. Many years ago, I used an old version of "Dragon Naturally Speaking"... and spent hours training it to recognize my speech. This died, along with the computer I used to teach the program.
Recently, I began using Google Voice, as well as the extension "Select and Speak"... as a hedge to the time when arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, and other "old person" ills slow down the physical abilities. I am in total awe over the ability of Google to recognize my New England accent... and on the listening side from the extension "Select and Speak"... the incredible enunciation from the "female voice"... The liveliness and listenability of the artificial voice, is often better than that of the Librivox readers. After trying this extension with a few selections from Gutenburg, I do believe that many books are listenable.
Both programs are free, and integrated into Chrome. Now, the big challenge is to coordinate the brain to continuous speech, without the pauses, "ers", "ahs", "umms", and "darns".
So... who is using voice recognition, or "highlight and listen"? Is this a coming thing?, or a passing fancy?
I'm totally turned off from internet news that comes from UTube type video clips, and the associated 30 second pop up ads. Now... directing efforts towards seamless use of:
Select and Speak
and my favorite reading program...
Wonderin'... who else is working on, or with, these changing types of communication?... and,... a passing fad, or a part of our online lifestyle?