Hoade just got some
speech recognition software and sent me a dictated email. Part of it
I wonder if I didn't go a little too fast on the speech training. It seems
that anything I say is clearly Miss Understood by this bucking basedface
phase space based. OK at night wasn't saying octane no not octane docking
note not docking awk and known not awk and octane octane you CK e u c k d
you see today got the met at up
A delete this lettersentence the descendants to the descendants please
delete this sentence
It gets more incoherent if you can believe that.
I think this technology needs a bit more work. It took what? Five years or
so for the handwriting recognition on the Newton to actually work most of
This is almost as amusing as the time Hoade ran his novel through Microsoft
Word's “Summarize” feature. He ends his letter with:
The lecture h the lecture h the laughter h a the vector eight of the let
tear that tear letter and
The letter H
The letter O
The letter A
The letter D
Will air E
I'm typing this part–AIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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