Hello everyone. I am using Dragon naturally speaking version 4 to make this post. It works pretty well. I have to talk a little slower but the now I can kick back and relax and keep up with all the latest. Cool!
Msg#: 3624 posted 12:14 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)
Ah technology for you, it's amazing in a way how lazy we can be.
I use a electronic muscle machine (well it's quite costly to go to the gym here, we are talking about around £1000 joining fee and £150/month), and i use wireless mouse to be able to change seinfeld episode on the computer when i lie in my bed using the machine, and i used to have a wireless network, that ment i could sit anywere i wanted and watch them, and if would buy what you have i could pretty much anything.
It did not take me very long to get impressive results with the dragon. I am using it right now. It does really freak out every once in a while and come up with some pretty interesting phrases. When this happens I usually have to shut down and type. Have no idea why it does this.
Don't know anything about ViaVoice but I did some research before I bought dragon and decided this was the one to go with based mostly on reviews.
(I can't believe it actually spells ViaVoice correctly)
I've got some bad wrists & have been over researching ViaVoice 10 v NaturallySpeaking6.
I think the winner is ViaVoice right now for several reasons. First, VV comes with a USB mic that bypasses a sound card. NS6 requires a sound card & I don't have one (just onboard), so extra trouble/expense. Second, IBM is offering a $75 rebate on VV USB Pro 10 making it about $125. The mic that comes wit it retials for like $80 alone.
Also, NS doesn't include macro capability except in their $600 version. Macros come with IBM's VV USB Pro 10.
A few years back I worked in a larger organisation. One programmer was successfully using Dragon Dictate (among other things) because he had RSI. Another programmer was provided with Dragon Dictate, and in a very short time developed laryngitis. The second person eventually had to give up work.