Re: [NTLK] More spurious rumors or ?

From: L.W. Brown <>
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 15:29:37 EDT

And one of my _least_ favorites was a Hawking book read by an actor
who had no clue, and whose intonation was uninformed, unenlightening,
and downright boring. I would rather have listened to the author's
"own" mechanical voice!

On 27. Sep, 2007, at 14:35, Steve Scotten wrote:

> matthiasm wrote:
> Interestingly enough, two of my favorite audiobooks were Stephen
> Hawkings books, read by the author. ...
> I'll grant that Hawkings speech synthesis has the advantage of
> having a
> human control it, and make decisions about inflection and
> pronunciation.
> Although I wonder how much control he has, as he apologizes for his
> American accent at the beginning of each lecture. Still, I'm sure that
> having a human being in control who knows what he means the word to
> sound like makes a big difference over automatic computer voice
> output.
> Or perhaps a small but important difference.

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