more on Apple Speech.

CobraBoy! (
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 10:06:02 -0800

I don't know how other speech systems work but I"ll give you my run down on

1) Apple ships a microphone with every Mac yet doesn't ship this software.
As a matter of fact it is pretty hard to find. I finally found it at . It is PPC only and works wonderfully. It
installs a folder in your apple items (apple menu) and any applescript, or
alias of an app will be launched once placed in that folder. It also
recognizes any button in an alert dialog or app. I'll send this mail by
saying "queue" in Eudora.

alias - Alias Eudora, rename it Mail (it had trouble with the name Eudora)
and simply say "mail" (without the quotes) I have it set to "push to talk"
in which I push the ESC key and talk. this is recommended if you have the
radio on etc.

apple script - any application that is apple script aware will work with
this complex scripting language. as an example to sleep my compupter I had
to write:

tell application "Finder"
end tell

then I name the script "Sleep" and there you go.

So what is the point of all this? First off yet another cool technology
Apple doesn't have a clue what to do with. And I hate to say it, but Billy
G and Joe were right, talking to your computer is pretty cool. I just worry
that now that I'm talking to it, soon I'll be sitting naked in front of a
CUSEEME camera. :-)



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