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Series: You Can Say That Again

Boss your Mac with PlainTalk or ListenDo, or dictate with iListen or IBM’s ViaVoice!

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Talk Is Cheap – ViaVoice Enhanced Edition

[Note: I am indebted for technical assistance to my father, Ned Neuburg, who was on the ARPA steering committee in the 1970s; and to Erik Sea, IBM's Development Lead for ViaVoice/Mac, for answering some key queries.] Classic science fiction, by and large, has proven both myopic and optimistic when it comes to computers

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Bossing Your Mac with PlainTalk

In TidBITS-544, I wrote about continuous speech recognition on the Mac using IBM's ViaVoice, which enables you to dictate sentences and have the computer type them

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Speak the MacSpeech, I Pray You

With the release of its much-anticipated iListen dictation software, MacSpeech, Inc. has at long last fired a real salvo in its hitherto mostly verbal rivalry with IBM's ViaVoice

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IBM’s Chatty Revolution – ViaVoice for Mac OS X

The goal of a continuous speech recognition program is to let you dictate what your computer should type. In December 1999, when IBM shipped the first Mac version of such a program, the sound from most users wasn't dictation but a groan