Gene I think you make some very cogent points here. there is definitely in
my view a difference between written and oral language usage. Similarly I notice
that language for me often becomes more polished when I’m in a heavier book
reading phase too. It makes me appreciate the precious commodity and beauty that
words themselves possess and convey. such a study done thoroughly in an academic
setting could indeed be very interesting. Again for those who have dexterity
issues I understand the advantage dictation can offer but I hope it never
becomes the ultimate be al and end all as such.
Take good care.
A long time ago, when there were no personal
computers, I tried dictating rough drafts of one or two college papers instead
of writing the rough draft. The quality of writing wasn't nearly as good
so I wrote out the drafts and discarded what I had dictated. I may not
have dictated more than a page or two before I stopped. When I listened to
the results of my partial work, they were inferior. I don't think it's
just a question of slower work. I think that when you write, you think
differently in terms of your use of language.
You see comercials promoting dictation software
showing students using it. But this is something that should be challenged
by educators and a public discussion should be had on the subject. In my
opinion, such software, advertised as a replacement for typing may be deceptive
and should be challenged so we can find out.
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Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 2:29 PM
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Afternoon, or at least here it is.
Long time in the past, I
did graduate study work on the writing process and computers. Any speech
recognition work that was being done then was at Bell Labs or MIT, so there was
no consideration of it as a writing tool. What I do know is that the process for
experienced writers when composing is far different than the processes we
use when speaking. Keyboards or even handwriting provide humans the time to
switch between long and short term memory and the time needed to use the
mediating steps we use writing. Maybe that is why some folks get in trouble when
they speak with no mediation, no comments about just who that might be. I fear
Tweeting is more like talking than writing, lots more chance to write what you
didn't quite mean.
As to brain implants, I hate the fact that forces out
there are tracking every web site I visit and everything I purchase. I am not
ready for Google or Amazon to be poking about in my brain. Just speaking for me,
I think I could get in a great deal of trouble that way. Just saying, not
Dr. Rick Ely
TVI, Vision Consultant
Florence, MA 01062
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June 1, 2018 3:01 PM
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Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA
Actually, I was thinking the
other day, that it won't be long before we have brain implants and everyone will
be doing twitter and Face Book via thought.
We'll definitely need
self-driving cars then.
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No we will eventually get a brain implant to communicate
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From: "Janet Brandly"
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 4:53
Subject: [nvda] Voice Activation, was The future of NVDA
see voice activation taking off in a home setting but not in an office
public setting. Keyboards will be around forever.
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] The future of NVDA
NVDA community. It’s Sky. I wanted to ask you guys a question. Will
NVDA be incorporating voice commands in into the screen reader? Because a
friend of mine has told me that in three years everything is going to be
voice activated. Yes we have dictation bridge for Voice activation, but what
my friend means is that in three years, the computers, etc. will all be done
via Voice activation without a keyboard. Here is what he has to
From: bj colt [mailto:bjcolt@...
May 31, 2018 8:12 AM
To: Sky Mundell
Subject: Re: CSUN
I just received an email from my local supermarket. I do an
on line shop
there every week. From today I can order it via Alexa, Google
home and other
apps using voice only ordering.
I did say this
is the way forward. With Amazon and Google competing, this
is going to be the next huge thing in computing. I've said
this for a while
as you know. The next step is using actual programs/apps
activation. Just watch my friend. VFO is finished, on the way out.
won't be able to compete in an open market. Not as huge as this one.
imagine my friend. At the moment I have my favorites in a shopping
Think about the key strokes I need to use to get to them? Then
items. I have to do a search of often up to 40 products with a
arrowing down, tabbing down. Then adding them to my shopping
through the dates for delivery and times. Then all the key
strokes in using
my card details authorization process. All done with our
voice. At least
quarter of the time normally spent shopping. This does spell
the end of
Everything is going to be voice activated in the next 3
years. There isn't
any other way for web developers to
Progress sometimes my friend is slow but when it starts, it
is like a high
speed jet aircraft. Nothing stands in it's
There will be some people who won't change. Or use both
methods to carry out
tasks. Now VFO have to utilize jws to act on voice
commands. With Dug in
Microsoft. I can see VFO being left thousands of miles
behind. Then when
they introduce pay monthly fees. The very fast extinction
of jws and other
products will come to a very sudden and dramatic halt. They
may think they
have the market share for programs relating of the blind.
They don't any
more and they are the ones who are blind and not
Live long and prosper,