Monday, 17 May 2010

Dragon talk

Dragon is the speech recognition software I'm using to try and combat my body's keyboard-phobia.

'Dragon talk' is the title of a collection of poems by Fleur Adcock the New Zealand writer. A review by Julian Stannard in the Guardian of May 15 includes a gem that reflects the complex relationship that Dragon users have with their assistive pal:

I wait for you to lash your tail
each time I swear at you.
But no: you listen meekly,
and print "f***ing moron".

(Apologies to Fleur Adcock for not having the courage to reproduce what she wrote exactly)

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