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Sunday, April 6
Speaking Freely... Or, why in the future you may never have to use a computer to blog again

"One of the advantages on keeping your eye on technological developments is something comes along once in a while. It's actually quite interesting. I'm actually writing this blog post with voice using SpinVox which is www.spinvox.com, you can write blog posts. You can use it as a voicemail system so it transcribes incoming calls and you can also have recorded your own memos which were emailed to you. So your message is talked to 5 other people via telephone numbers which is kind of cool. Service is free to try. Give it a go although the messages are quite short."

spoken through SpinVox

Ok, so that's not quite what I said, but for a voice-to-text solution working solely on the bandpassed input from a mobile telephone call, it was fairly accurate. Here's what I actually spoke (corrections bolded):

"One of the advantages on keeping your eye on technological developments is something comes along once in a while that's actually quite interesting. I'm actually writing this blog post with my voice using SpinVox, which is www.spinvox.com. You can write blog posts, you can use it as a voicemail system so it transcribes incoming calls, and you can also have recorded your own memos which were are emailed to you, and your message can also be sent to 5 other peoples' telephone numbers which is kind of cool. The service is free to try - give it a go, although the messages are quite short."

As you can see, it wasn't 100% accurate, but I'm still impressed with its accuracy for a dial-up, speak-up, hang-up solution. The only downside is that you only get a short time within which to speak your message - I kept on getting cut off, and had to try again! :) Spinvox.com is the place to go if you fancy trying it for yourself.

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Dragged out of Christopher's memory and pasted
into his blog at 4/06/2008 02:18:00 AM. Roughly.
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