The voice is mightier than the pen  

rm_fusian25 38M
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10/11/2005 9:32 am

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The voice is mightier than the pen

Pen based computing? Please. A notebook and a pen will set you back less than a buck while the digital ersatz will set you back at least $1500. But here's why pen based computers will undoubtedly fail. Do you ever see someone writing to their computer in a futuristic sci-fi movie? No. Never. Invariably, the preferred method of computer interaction in such visions is speech. Yes, computer comprehension of speech will mark a huge turning point in human-machine interaction. When the day comes that I can bust out my cell phone and tell it to download the song I'm hearing right now will be a good one.

On a somewhat related note, the end of a recent Wired article talks about the future of the internet. It posits the internet to become a computer in its own right.. a global brain that answers questions and is programmed by the very people that use it.

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