Re: Job loss through injury or illness?

Subject: Re: Job loss through injury or illness?
From: Beth Friedman <bjf -at- WAVEFRONT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 12:29:11 -0600

In our previous episode, Darren Barefoot said:
> I'm afraid I'm more skeptical of speech recognition technology. My
> experience is about a year old now, and may be out of date, but when I used
> Dragon Naturally Speaking, it offered 90% (they claim 95%) accuracy. That
> sounds fine at first, but consider that that's one in ten words that gets
> transcribed incorrectly. Given my 60 wpm, I found this a sub-standard
> alternative. I suppose if I had carpal tunnel syndrome I'd learn to deal
> with it, but I wouldn't recommend it for the entirely able-bodied. DB.

I think it's much better than that, once it's trained. A local
SF/fantasy writer has done his last several novels with it, and he's
not the most patient person in the world.

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