Sunday, 13 May 2012

Voice recognition sub-titles

I do not know whether to love or hate those strips of text that cross the TV screen attempting to translate what someone is saying. They are both inept and hilarious. The best was an account of someone with a shotgun firing "pellets indiscriminately." First it said that it fired "pets indiscriminately" and then corrected itself, claiming that the gun fired "poets indiscriminately." Now we poets are a feisty lot and yet we do nothing without discrimination. We object to this implication.

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