In my increasingly desperate attempts at finding a way to use my computer, I decided to give Dragon NaturallySpeaking a chance. So far that has not been a mistake. I’m actually very impressed with how well it understands what I’m saying. I started my little project with the expectation that I was in for a lot of tedious work training the program to understand what I was saying, and a lot of frustration when it would ultimately fail miserably. But, lo and behold, it works! Mostly. Having dictated everything you have read so far, Dragon has made few errors and none that I wasn’t able to correct by using only my voice. The biggest frustration yet has actually been installing Windows 7 on my aging MacBook Pro. According to the Internet I have Apple to blame for this, which has been duly noted in my big book of grudges.
I will probably continue to keep you updated with my experiences as I use the program more.