The following is the raw result of trying to use the Dragon Dictation iPhone app to write while taking my son for a walk/nap in his stroller. The only edits made were a couple (not all) of the carriage returns. For a look at my previous attempts at using dictation, go here (voice recording then transcription) and here (Google speech-to-text).
Hello there. I'm outside right now walking my son in the stroller. He needs to go take a nap.
I'm writing this blog post with Dragon dictation. It is recording software for the iPhone.
I'm doing this to see just how accurate the software is. So far it is
not been very accurate. But I'm going to try to write something anyway.
If you notice a lack of commas, it's because I keep forgetting to say
the word,, and now I probably got double commas in there, well that's a
problem,. Oh shoot I screwed that up,. Now I can't stop singing,.
For the record I don't know how to do carriage return. I'm just using
the keyboard to type the return. That's all. Everything else is the
soothing sound of my voice.
Anyway here we go. Period.
No one knew why the dead begun to walk. Some thought the gods were angry
at us. Some thought the dead were angry at us. Mostly though, but that
just walk around wandering through the trees and not bothering anybody
Those were the wild dead. There were others though. The dead who worked
for the burning ember. They came with the dead callers, took people from
their homes, and drag them away to the mines beneath the white towers.
Those were the dead you had to fear.
Why the emperor had any interest in the white tower no one can say.
Those who served him said that he wished to challenge the gods on their
home turf. Others thought he was simply mad and sought to destroy the
world. They were the ones were dragged away the most often.
Hearalde and his family knew very little of this. They lived in a simple
fishing village. On the island of Wallstent. In the far north. Very few
people ever came there. And very rarely for the dead scene in the
village. They were far from the woods Mccoach for the dead did not like
to go. One day Hearalde asked his brother Magness quotation mark why are
we never allowed to leave the island? Quotation mark
Magnus smiled and said that it was against the Emperor's will for the smile seems fake to Hearalde.
Who are you? Why have you come here? Do you seek death? Knowledge? Both you will find here, perhaps one will find you.
Here's an idea dictation app it already automatically adds a, quotation
marks Tenneyson sedans with set. That automatically at the, whenever you
pause for more than five seconds. Three seconds. An app that lets you
customize your own voice dictionary.
Okay I'm done with this. This is
what dictation writing is like pouring. Maybe I'll get better at it.
Maybe I won't. But here we are.
And I'm still forgetting the comments.