Re: [NTLK] RES: RES: [Indesejados] Re: No New Newt, epaper witn pen

From: Greg Hankins <ghankins_at_mac.com>
Date: Sun Jan 20 2008 - 16:58:38 EST

Hi All!
This has me thinking about the iPhone. I'm tempted, but put off by
the small screen size and the little typewriter thingy that is
required for data entry. I would much prefer HWR, and might buy one
if it had that.

On the other hand, wouldn't speech-recognition be an even better way
to go?

Back when my arthritis was acting up earlier this year, I thought I
might have to start writing with my voice; a friend mentioned that
the "Fools" and Motley Fool mostly use DragonWriter. Being a non-
Windows sort of guy, I found MacSpeech, bought it, and wrote several
newspapers' worth of articles using it. It was different than typing,
but, ultimately, required about the same amount of correcting as my
typing.

I did not play around with the speech commands. But wouldn't this be
the best way to get info into the iPhone?

One problem it doesn't work all that well in noisy environments.
And updating your datebook on the subway using speech recognition
could get you some pretty strange looks.

Cheers!

Greg
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On Jan 20, 2008, at 4:35 PM, robinson wrote:

> I think he don't want to change the keyboard layout to ABC..., but
> he is
> saying that keyboard is not a natural thing. You can see that he is
> talking
> about computer's future as a screen and a pen. Just because the
> future is
> making computer understand us, and not we translate to computers
> what we
> want to say. Newton works in that way.
> Since we was painting on caves, we do analogue movements to say
> what we want
> to say. Typing a keyboard we act binary - we talk like machines.
> So, that the way I understand this issue...
>
> Robinson
>
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: newtontalk-bounce@newtontalk.net
> [mailto:newtontalk-bounce@newtontalk.net] Em nome de matthiasm
> Enviada em: domingo, 20 de janeiro de 2008 17:05
> Para: newtontalk@newtontalk.net
> Assunto: Re: [NTLK] RES: [Indesejados] Re: No New Newt, epaper witn
> pen
>
>
> On 20.01.2008, at 19:33, robinson wrote:
>
>> Just great.
>>
>> PS. Can someone explain to me why we can't give up 100 years old
>> keyboard
>> key's setup. We learn in schools that our alphabet is A B C ... Not
>> Q W E R
>> ... Than we could type even fasster.
>
> Hah, no! 25 years ago I learned on a Wang computer. Its keyboard *was*
> A B C ... . The reasoning was that computer scientists who would use
> the computer were orderly people und should not sink down to the reals
> of secretaries and typist and learn the crazy layout of QWERTY.
>
> But anyway, I recommend reading a bit about the Dvorak key layout... .
>
> ----
> http://robowerk.com/
>
>
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