You might not know this about me, but years ago I worked as a recorder for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And by recorder, I don’t mean the musical instrument “played” by 3rd graders. I mean recorder, as in someone paid to attend important meetings at classy hotels, tape closed-door conversations, and later transcribe every salacious detail. As far as jobs go, a real peach.
So what? Who cares! What does being a recorder have to do with this post?! WELL. Are you reading this on your smart phone? YES? Then please take a second to scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Great! Now, see that comment box? I want you to try to leave a comment, but instead of typing, hit the little microphone icon that pops up on your keyboard instead. It looks like this:
Behold the future of recording! A (mostly) hassle-free marvel of modern technology. No big box to lug around. No metal microphone. And best of all, LOOK MA! NO HANDS. Voice recognition software so astute it can even punctuate for you. At least when told to do so. Right? Right!
Remember my upcoming road trip? The one I’m going on next week?? Well, on my road trip, I really want to stay in touch. Especially with my family, who might be missing me and feeling like they’re missing out. But being lazy and laptop-less, staying constantly connected could prove a challenge.
Enter MAGIC MIKE! With a mere touch of the button, I can transcribe entire blog posts in moments-! And feel great about it too. Oh yeahhhh. Work it, baby.
My kids – Or maybe it was my husband? – suggested that I use the microphone. I’d never even used it before, and WOW. Even though I’ve stopped 736 times to change, fix, speed up, or slow down my thoughts for clarity in this blog post – and ultimately had to retype most of it by hand, on my cell phone, with two fingers (technically a finger and a thumb), that’s really so much better, isn’t it?
Till next week friends.