November 15, 2006

Writing with your voice

I verbalize. Writing is much more tedious for me. Writing filters and improves my thoughts and ideas, but the loss of spontaneity, speed, and initially unrelated concepts is hard for me.

I often think of how technology could improve this process. I recently listened to a David Pogue podcast where he described writing a column using a speech recognition program. I mentioned this cool idea to Michael Mace, but need to pursue it as well. When I used speech recognition programs in the past their inaccuracy wiped out any potential benefits they offered. Then I read this...

The author is Richard Powers, quoted in the Nov 2006 Wired. Now I'm really intrigued ;-)

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