Talkin' Macintosh blues

Levy, Steven
September 1992
Macworld;Sep92, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p75
Discusses Casper, Apple's prototype speech-recognition system, and comments on the author's feelings when the machine apologizes to him for not knowing the answer to his question. States that our mouths are destined to become input devices, and the benefits will be appreciated by the disabled.


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