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[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | 36,950 views]

Dragon Natural Speaking is the world’s most famous voice-recognition software. It’s gone  through ten versions. And although there’s been serious improvement from when I started experimenting with it on version 5 or 6, the bottom line is it still sucks. Even with training and a good mic, I still can’t get it to write a single e-mail or essay without encountering numerous examples of self-parody. Or as Dragon would call it: Nuremberg exams of saved parrots. Don’t even get me started on Microsoft’s attempts at voice-recognition.
Even if they were to …