Better input?

Subject: Better input?
From: "John McDermott" <jjm -at- jkintl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L digest" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 11:32:43 -0700

Entering rough drafts for documents with a keyboard (QWERTY or Dvorak) has
been standard practice since the days of mechanical typewriters. People
have been doing this longer than we have been alive.

Maybe it is time for a change. I have tried recording the draft material
and transcribing it myself: not too effecient. I have worked with
third-party transcribers: most don't get the technical vocabulary. Speech
recognition is looking like a good option -- I've been using Dragon.

Is anyone else doing this? I'm considering a UMPC or other smallish
platform with speech recognition. Thoughts?

Is anyone using a good chord keyboard they're happy with? The IBM one
looked beautiful and the reports of users were great, but it never "got
out of the lab".

Any other thoughts?

John McDermott, CPLP, CCP
Writer, Educator, Consultant
jjm at
V: +1 505/377-6293 F: +1 505/377-6313


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