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Volume 1 Issue 2 4-15-06

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Switch from pounding the keyboard to speaking to the computer.  

When you develop a website you must transfer a considerable amount of information from the mental form to the written form.  I have decided to make the switch from pounding the keys to voice recognition (VR) software.  If you are running Windows XP, VR is built in to it.  If not, there are several packages out there that will do the job.  From the reviews, it appears that Dragon Naturally Speaking 8 is a front runner.  I must declare a potential conflict of interest here since I own stock in the company that produces and sells the software.  That is almost a joke since I own so little stock.  

I am using the Windows XP voice recognition feature to see if it will be accurate enough.  If not, I will breakdown and buy the Dragon Speaking software.  One thing that you need to know about Linda and me is that we are both of Scots ancestry.  Scots have a reputation of not spending money unless it is absolutely necessary, and then looking for the very best deal.  We fit that mold.  

The accuracy of the voice recognition software is very dependent on the microphone and the sound card so I spent part of the afternoon evaluating the various microphones for the VR application.  I found a wide range of prices and quality.  The prices range from below $10 to above $200.  The $200 mic is what a rock star might use so I do not need that.  I finally settled on an earphone/boom microphone combo for approximately $59 plus shipping.  

I will report to you on the results of this switch from fingers to voice for data enter.  Stay tuned.


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