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By: Sean

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 21:53:30 +0000

Dave: You're right, Jott and SpinVox both sound like pretty much the thing i was wishing for. Thanks for the pointers. I only see two things missing from my Dream: 1) you can't customize the speech recognizer (i assume), so performance may be a bit generic, and there's no way to improve it 2) the limited acoustic bandwidth of cell phone s will probably also contribute to poorer-than-state-of-the-art performance (but maybe still good enough?) The convenience and ubiquity of cell phones might make up for these limitations, though.



By: Dave Driemeyer

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:02:47 +0000

Are you familiar with Jott.com and SpinVox.com? Both of these services are similar to what you describe.



By: Sean

Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:23:06 +0000

Looks like a neat product (i guess Google thought so too!), and automatic production of an MP3 gets me halfway there. Now they just need to mail that MP3 to a transcription service (which is customized for my voice), and then email me the result ...



By: Ken Walker

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:31:07 +0000

Sean, check out GrandCentral.com. It's like email forwarding for phone numbers. But, it's got fantastic voicemail: you can call your #, leave a message, and it'll be stored as MP3 in your inbox. That might be a nice hack to get what you're looking for.



By: tim bulkeley

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 20:49:47 +0000

Cool! I want one.... I really want one. When Windows 3 came out and everyone was enthusing about GUIs I wrote to a Computer mag to the effect that a really user friendly PC would take voice dictation. When computing, which for many users is primarily still about text entry and editing, can be done in the bath, or [insert the place you THINK but is difficult to use a current word processing device], then the PC will have become really useful!