Speaking of Productivity: Speech recognition is ready

Maybe I’m a late bloomer, but I haven’t used PC or Mac speech recognition since 1998. I remember strapping on a headset and telling Microsoft Word 98 to write “I like corn.” The result was something like “I lake crone,” which was close enough given the power of my PC but still fairly useless in terms of getting any real work done. I know I’m not alone in saying that I shelved the entire concept.
Fast forward to about two years ago. One of the guys I used to work with was amazingly fast writer. He could churn out page after page of text in a few hours, writing thousands of words a week. I asked him how he did it and he said “speech recognition.” Holy crap, right? Where were his typos? Where was the “I lake crone?” [click heading for more]