4 thoughts on “Microsoft says keyboards are so “19th Century” . .”

  1. Way back in the day, in biblical times, it was pretty much the spoken word and we know how much of that history has been lost.

    In Shakespeare’s time there were a few words and very few people knew how to read and write. Thus, it was easy to write code.

    During the Industrial Revolution in the wild West area literacy was a major problem and we could not compete. With the automation of writing and speech, it would look like we’re now approaching a point in our history, where we will almost be back to biblical times. The major difference is the machines will do the work for us.

    An interesting book on a topic similar to this is one called disrupting class written by Clayton M Christensen. It basically describes how disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns.

  2. While I like the idea of speech to text – and have dabbled with it – it has yet to overcome problems of letter choice when the spoken can be spelled in different ways and with different, non English, letters. It doesn’t understand that I want the letter that is an A+E squashed together = æ
    Now, when it can read my mind – then it will be convenient!
    I’m with you — only from my cold dead hands!

    1. EncycloPEEdia…EncycloPAYdia. Even in our desire to communicate we chose to disagree. Far to fillosophical for me! The only constant in this world (other than death and taxes) is “change”. I use the microphone on my Logitech camera to facilitate voice recording. I’ve been using the latest version of Nuance’s DragonSpeak Home 13 and it not only is better than its predecessors, but is light years ahead of speech recognition built into Windows. My previous post and this one was done using Dragon Speak and it was completed within a minute or two. Life in general is just too amusing and too much fun, right.

    2. Trudy,
      Interestingly enough, no matter how I pronounce encyclopedia using either the squashed AE the sound or just an normal AE sound it still recognizes the spelling as encyclopedia. Now on one of my cheapest tablets, if you hit the a key a little off center, it gives you the squashed AE instead of just the letter A.

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