NBC has been running a series called "Almost 2001" on the national news broadcasts. Last night they broadcast a segment on "voice recognition" and how it was changing the world. A shot that I almost didn't notice caught my attention and summarized the current state of this technology. The voice-over was discussing the great achievments of speech recognition, and the "expert" being interviewed was writing a letter about it in the background. The expert said "soon voice recognition will assist in everything from electronic mail to faxes and voice mail." The computer can be seen churning away in the corner, faithfully typing out "soon voice recognition will assist in everything from electronic mail to faxes envoy smell." I'm waiting for NBC to profile handwriting recognition on the Newton. Almost 2001, but not quite.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)