I'm dictating this post to my machine in its entirety with Dragin NaturallySpeaking 8.0. �You might notice my spellings improved just a bit because now a computer is doing the spelling. �I'm speaking in a perfectly natural tone of voice and with a quite normal rhythm, not in stutter speak with a pause between each word. �It even knows all the correct capitalizations, although I do have to tell it the commas and periods.
I'm not used to speaking out my documents and I find it not nearly as flowing as typing but for somebody who is unable to type this would be an absolute godsend. �I can do everything I can do with a mouse using this, except for maybe play a game. �Perhaps checkers or chess. �I do however find it fascinating that I don't have to speak in anything but a perfectly normal flowing conversational voice and it absolutely picks up every single word. �If you are talking on the phone to me you would not know I'm doing anything different. �This can absolutely be used to transcribe conversations on-the-fly once it's been trained for the user. �Training isn't even that hard; it recognizes you after a few sentences and improves with use. �Now, if it would just talk back to you...
I've now typed this entire post without touching the keyboard once. �I love technology.
(Edited by Kevlar at 8:46 pm on Aug. 2, 2005)