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My office is not a starship, or why voice recognition is not for me

Joe Kissell | Aug. 27, 2013
Speech recognition may be the technology of the future, but Joe Kissell finally realized it was not the technology for him.

I wanted a voice-controlled computer because I thought it would be cool, but in my case, the facts didn't match that vision. The extent to which voice control or dictation is the right choice for you depends on how your brain is wired, your office environment, and tasks you have to accomplish. As for me, I'm glad the option is there, but I'm also glad I don't have to depend on it. Besides, I'm still calibrating my office's warp drive, and I wouldn't want my neighbors overhearing me. They might get the wrong idea.


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