[NTLK] Speech recognition.

Max Smith maxmaxmaxmaxsmith at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 09:49:54 EDT 2012

On Apr 4, 2012, at 3:41 AM, Jon Glass wrote:

> handwriting for me is a chore I avoid at all costs.

I don’t think I avoid it at all costs, but handwriting is certainly a  
chore for me.

> The irony is that when I wrote on my Newton, though, it tended to  
> work better,
> because I didn't have to understand what I wrote, nor did I have to  
> worry about character size,
> spacing, etc. I just scratched it out as fast as possible, and let  
> my Newt
> pick up the pieces, and the result was always almost 99% right.

This is why I have trouble with pen/paper writing. I’m a  
perfectionist, and although I actually have very nice handwriting, it  
takes me a very long time to write anything. I’m also very particular  
about the writing utensils that I use. I usually go for bold, black,  
semi-markers. I also write in all caps, which is a problem with the  
Newton, and all other handwriting recognition systems I have used.

I do think that typing is the best way for me, as I don’t really want  
to disturb people with a dictation software like Dragon—which I doubt  
my old iMac can even run anyway. Typing is also faster than HWR for  
me, although I’m not actually a very good typist. Heck, I can’t even  
“touch type” I have a very advanced method of “hunt and peck”.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess. 

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