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I have never tried voice recognition software, but I have ... so that we can be understood by voice recognition software?

A programmer working for me a few years ago lost, for most practical purposes, the use of her hands. We ... past seriously downgrade the effectives of the software. So voice recognition software will require everybody to have a private office.

Or to work from home - the more civilised solution!

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A programmer working for me a few years ago lost, ... recognition software will require everybody to have a private office.

Or to work from home - the more civilised solution!

Or not so civilised. If you aren't genuinely self-employed, your home is yours, not the boss's.
A further thing about voice-recognizing software is that little matter of "training it". I call in evidence that obscene MSWord grammar checker: you'd better be sure you're training it, not it training you. My style is mine, warts and all.

Mike.
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Or to work from home - the more civilised solution!

Or not so civilised. If you aren't genuinely self-employed, your home is yours, not the boss's.

But which is better? To sit in my own home, drinking good tea and eating proper lunch, with the ability to move 18" to the left and indulge in a little Usenet and the Cheshire fields just outside for a lunchtime walk, or to spend 90 minutes each day driving to a place in a Manchester estate, with average food, bad tea and no Usenet?

David
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Alan Jones wrote in a message to Steve Hayes:
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AJ> "Steve Hayes" (Email Removed) wrote in message AJ>
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(The retired incument might be replaced by a) new vicar, ... anyone else come across these jargon terms in ecclesiastical usage?

( Follow-ups changed, since I can't see any relation to left-handedness or psychobiology ) I have heard of self-supporting ministers, ... England do things differently, and a self-supporting priest wants to move from one diocese to another, would he be reordained?

AJ> That's what none of us, including the present
AJ> vicar/priest-in-charge, can understand. How exactly does the AJ> situation of an "OLM" differ from his own? Neither has freehold; AJ> both must be licensed by the bishop; both are episcopally ordained AJ> priests. Re-ordination would seem to be impossible, unless perhaps AJ> the person were someone previously unfrocked and now to be AJ> reinstated.
AJ> Probably an "OLM" would be self-supporting, either a "worker AJ> priest" or a retired person. If that were so, then the parish AJ> would want to spend part of what would otherwise be his or her AJ> stipend on secretarial and administrative help.

I can understand that a self-supporting priest who was transferred in his secular job could not expect to be automatically licensed in another diocese, but the way you described it it sounded as though the new bishop would be prohibited from doing so.

Steve Hayes
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For another thing, universities or other schools that *do* for ... just say "Stop your bawling - we ORDER lefty desks!"

If we're talking about those chairs with a sort of widened arm to write on, I'm amazed they're still around. ... if you got one the "right" way round, they were still much more uncomfortable than a proper desk or table.

I agree. Even if you ignore the handedness problem, these so-called desks are unsuitable for students. Nevertheless, they're becoming more rather than less common, presumably because of cost.
When our faculty precinct last got a new building - this must have been about 15 years ago, when universities could still find funding for buildings - I questioned the choice of desks, asking how anyone could possibly put a book and a notepad on the limited surface. The answers basically boiled down to saying that students should keep their books and notepads at home: they were there to listen, not to take notes. The basic problem, it seems, is that all such decisions are taken by people with absolutely no teaching experience, and rather minimal experience of being students.
There was also a fuss, in connection with the same building, over the logic of placing some desks in positions where it was impossible to see the blackboard. The compromise that was finally achieved came in the form of a directive ordering lecturers not to use the blackboard in those rooms.

Peter Moylan peter at ee dot newcastle dot edu dot au http://eepjm.newcastle.edu.au (OS/2 and eCS information and software)
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Or to work from home - the more civilised solution!

Or not so civilised. If you aren't genuinely self-employed, your home is yours, not the boss's.

Even if you are self-employed it's yours. Of course you should be paid appropriate compensation for letting your premises to your company...
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It already has for many people. David Pogue of the ... but I've spent only a few hours working with it.

I have never tried voice recognition software, but I have observed other people attempting to use it, some years ago. ... learn to type. Why should we not learn to speak so that we can be understood by voice recognition software?

We'll get better, I'm sure. This is the day of the listener people are increasingly listening to talking books rather than reading books and, of course, people have been getting much of their information from TV and radio for some time and tomorrow will be the day of the listener and the talker, less so the reader and the writer. Some day we may all have the luxury of deciding whether we want to be literate, in the strict sense, or not.
There is no question in my mind that, especially with ... of the past within the next 10 to 20 years.

Charles Riggs
So voice recognition software will require everybody to have a private office.

Nonsense.

Charles Riggs
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Or not so civilised. If you aren't genuinely self-employed, yourhome is yours, not the boss's.

But which is better? To sit in my own home, drinking good tea and eating proper lunch, with the ability ... spend 90 minutes each day driving to a placein a Manchester estate, with average food, bad tea and no Usenet?

Sure. I get homesick very easily, but once the children were away I used to like going to the office: it was a craic. Having to B&B it for periods was a pain, and a disaster for the garden; but busy newsrooms and places like that are fun. I was rarely without my own tea and coffee!

Mike.
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