Voice recognition will never kill the keyboard was: Re: Evolution of the Apple Mouse

Ian King IanK at vulcan.com
Fri Oct 1 12:51:43 CDT 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-
> bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Zane H. Healy
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 10:45 AM
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: Voice recognition will never kill the keyboard was: Re:
> Evolution of the Apple Mouse
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 1 Oct 2010, Alexey Toptygin wrote:
> 
> > What the heck are you talking about? In third world countries maybe?
> If
> > you've used a computer in the last 30 years, you know how to type.
> Most of
> > the population of G8 countries and the EU has used a computer... They
> have
> > them in schools and libraries now, you know :-)
> 
> I know IT professionals that don't know how to type.  I don't know
> about
> now, but when I went to school, it was an optional class.  Thankfully I
> took
> it, but it wasn't until I was spending a lot of time doing word
> processing
> on a Minicomputer, that I really learned to type.
> 
> Zane
> 

When I first started writing code for a living (6800 assembly language), I was the only programmer on the team who *could* touch-type.  Everyone else was hunt-and-peck.  -- Ian 
 




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