Speech Off Switch

I get a lot of questions about how I use speech input. One of the most useful details of my setup is a fast on/off switch. It may seem like…

Tapping History’s Perspective

There’s nothing like a long sit-down with someone who’s been through some history to put things in perspective. Try listening to this Frontline interview with Maria Ressa from last year…

Direct Links – With or Without Text

We’ve made an incremental improvement to the open source interactive transcript system behind Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History site. You’ve always been able to share the text of a quote…

The Facebook Dilemma Goes Interactive

The more information that comes out about what social media companies like Facebook knew about their networks being used to manipulate people’s opinions – and when they knew it –…

Good News for Dragon Users!

It looks like Dragon users have gotten an excellent gift this year. James Stout, who explores the state of speech input via his blog Hands-Free Coding, is working on fixing…

Dragon Christmas List 2018

Fifteen years ago there were thriving speech input users’ groups. I spent a lot of time at the groups in Boston and New York. In late 2003 the Boston users…

Using InSite to Illustrate a Video

Once we built the open source InSite system and started using it, it became obvious that the technology has uses beyond enabling the interactive interview transcripts that are central to…

Hey Developers: Two Things

I’ve been thinking about two things that make it easier and faster for people to use computers. Both things tap computers for something computers are very good at – keeping…

Trump’s Showdown Goes Interactive

I’ve written previously about PBS Frontline’s Putin Files, which are interactive transcripts of all the source interviews that went into the documentary Putin’s Revenge. The source interviews are shareable by…

InSite Update: A Better Index

We’ve added a better index to the InSite interactive transcript system that powers Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History website. From the Living History front page, click Interviews. This will take…