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Who actually uses speech recognition?

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I admit I'm a part time Trek geek. I love LCARS and that whole fictional OS. I think its a cool, and ultimately inevitable ,Idea that we one day be able to communicate with the computer through speech. Even my XP machine has an LCARS theme and so does my Nokia 770.

So when I saw Vista's speech recognition I really got interested. (and I know it works, that's not my question)

My question is who actually uses is it. Do you feel like it's worth it or do you find your self still just plucking away at the keys?
post #2 of 18
I'm unable to use it because I have the Dutch version. Too bad...love to try it, although my english prenouncciation sucks lol.
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When I got Vista i never use it...

Why?

With the mouse and the keyboard was faster!!
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I use Dragon 7 a lot. It works well but you have to be patient and train it if you want it to really work well. Also, I find myself writing slightly differently stylistically when using it.

I have to write a ton for work, and I typically use it when I have a ton to do or I'm just sick of typing. Sometimes I feel that the physical act of typing adds to the exhaustion of writing, hence I'll use voice recognition some of the time to relieve some of the workload. It's probably 25% of my writing.

g-
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I tried it and got pissed off at how long it takes to setup. It worked great, but takes too damn long to setup, plus with how often i have to reformat and reinstall (u kno, the basic windows slowdown fix.)
I use it on my cell phone though, hehehee.
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post #6 of 18
I tried it and liked it. Well for typing only.
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I've never used it...seems like too many problems still...
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I had to set it up on my bothers pc. He's blind and I wanted him to get pc compliant so I bought him one.
We spent 4 days setting it up properly but in the end it works really well.
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post #9 of 18
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Seems like it's cool if you want to put time into teaching it.
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One day I wanna be able to say "Tea, Earl Grey, hot". And my rig just do it.
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