I appear to have injured my shoulder. I’ve had this nagging pain going on for about a year or so and it suddenly got much worse. So now I’m dictating this post using Dragon Dictation (for the iPad). So this is also serving as a test how effective Dragon Dictation is. Don’t know if my “voice” would be different if I actually hear my voice.
So I actually had to do a fair amount of editing on that little paragraph. I think I am going to have to speak very slowly into this thing. Also Dragon puts ads along the bottom when you’re recording and processing what you’re recording. You occasionally see little ads about Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Okay so I keep forgetting to say my punctuation. That is going to take some getting used to. I think for a novelist, this is going to be awfully cumbersome. But maybe for writing blog posts it won’t be so bad. And maybe I’ll get used to it.
So now I’m going to mail this to my e-mail address and put it in a blog post. Let me know what you think. Does it sound like me?
Dang I forgot my punctuation again.
(Naturally, I fixed all of my editing problems before I posted this.)
2 Thoughts to “An Impromptu Technology Review”
I used an older version of Dragon years ago, when my tendonitis was really bad (from typing, what else?). I found it unwieldy and that the massive editing required kind of defeated the purpose. But I hear that more recent versions are better, and that it will learn your voice as you go along. There are pricier versions that will insert punctuation automatically–but you’d probably have to edit that too 🙂
Have you seen a chiropractor? Hope you feel better soon!
I’ll try to give it a chance to learn my voice. Speaking punctuation is going to be tricky. For example, when I tried to say “parenthesis”, it just wrote out the word.
My back is pretty much recovered–yoga rocks! It’s my shoulder now. It’s always something, isn’t it? 🙂
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