What I'm doing right now is pretty amazing. I'm sitting in my kitchen working on this blog post. But I'm not typing. I'm speaking at my normal pace, and my words are automatically appearing on screen. I'm doing this with Dragon software. I bought at Staples this week.
Just to give you an idea of its accuracy, after I finish this post, I'll paste it into TypePad and publisher without making any edits. But do keep in mind the fact that I've only had this software for a few days and haven't had much time to play with it. That's important because each time I speak Dragon learns and gets better at translating my voice to text.
Disclosure: I originally tried Dragon software years ago, when the company was a client of our direct marketing agency. I considered it miraculous stuff back then, but it made a good number of mistakes. Now the accuracy level is in a whole other league.
I'm excited about the possibilities. I've been wanting to pump out more informational content, and they should make it easier for me to pull that off. And since all I'm doing is talking, it should be easier for my writing to sound conversational.
Even my 11-year-old daughter thinks this stuff is awesome. The other night she had a writing assignment, and we decided to put the headphones on her as a little experiment. The words just poured out of her and then she had a grand old time sculpting and cleaning up what she said.
Okay, that's it other than replacing some phrases with a simple voice command, I haven't made any changes. My hands have stayed on my knees the entire time. If you give Dragon a try, please add a comment and let us know how it went.