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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    Windows 7 has it built in, works pretty good too, much better than the earlier versions of Dragon naturally speaking.
    Latest version of dragon premium gets good reviews. I am sure there are others so just a bit of research can help.....now who is going to find out if Jack is a PC or Mac kind of guy.........

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    Got a kick out of this latest email from Jack. I told him people were asking about him and asked if he was going to check out this thread:

    "I thank you for the gesture. I saw the thread yesterday, and I started to untangle the registration process by which I could comment directly, and I an embarrassed to say I got it all screwed up and started yelling. (I really hate computers.) I use an Apple MacPro and have gotten thoroughly used to "click, install, and do whatever the hell you want." The damn thing kept asking me for passwords and secret handshakes. I clicked on the option to have a password emailed to me and the damn thing fizzled. I just said, "**** it." It is the K75 rider coming out in me. "

    LOL!
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    Dragon dictation

    If you guys want to start the collection and would like me to handle it, pm me and I'll send you my PayPal address and mailing info. If someone else would like to do it, I'd like to make a donation.
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    I would be in for a donation.

    Not to get this idea too involved, but what about making donations, that at a certain amount, would get you a signed copy of Jack's book?

    Nice way to make a donation and sell some of his books?
    1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R, 1972 Commando 750, 1974 Vespa Rally 200, 1974 Commando 850, 1975 Commando 850, 2010 Triumph T100 w/sidecar, 2011 BMW R1200RT, 2013 Honda CB1100

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGS View Post
    Check out Amazon: looks like $149.00
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    ...and if he hates computers as much as he says - would he even put in the effort to figure it out?
    Might be worth another email to Jack Zenduddhist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenduddhist View Post
    Check out Amazon: looks like $149.00
    Even better. And I do like the idea, but I too wonder whether Jack would find it worth the effort. Maybe he will weigh in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBeemer View Post
    Will the software be able to work through Jack's accent?

    Count me in for monetary help. Anything to get the Jersey Gent back in print!
    Accent? Perhaps a hint of NYC, but not much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    ...and if he hates computers as much as he says - would he even put in the effort to figure it out?
    Might be worth another email to Jack Zenduddhist!

    Ken
    I sent him an email to see if he would be interested. Told him we weren't doing it out of kindness or pity. We are doing it because we want him to keep working, writing and making us laugh!

    Just because he is having physical difficulties doesn't mean we should have to suffer...
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    Yep, good job. You worded it in a way Jack will understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    Yep, good job. You worded it in a way Jack will understand.

    Ken
    Glad you understood the spirit of the message. I am sure he will appreciate it...
    1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R, 1972 Commando 750, 1974 Vespa Rally 200, 1974 Commando 850, 1975 Commando 850, 2010 Triumph T100 w/sidecar, 2011 BMW R1200RT, 2013 Honda CB1100

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGS View Post
    A few years ago this kind of software was a bit lame. Does anyone know if it works well now?
    Dragon Naturally Speaking is a very advanced product which should be more than capable of dealing with his "accent". The core technology in Dragon is supposedly licensed by Apple for the Siri voice recognition in the new iPhones.

    http://www.nuance.com/for-individual...r-pc/index.htm
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    I have used Dragon at school and it works very well. The more you use it, the better it gets. One of the things that I learned, though,you should use the best computer microphone that you can find.

    If jack is using a Mac, there may be some problems finding the right version. You need something called "Dictate Edition"
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    I just had a very nice conversation with Jack on the phone. He is very, very touched by our concern for him. He is going to write a statement to you all today or tomorrow and asked if I would post it in this forum. Will do so, when I receive it...
    1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R, 1972 Commando 750, 1974 Vespa Rally 200, 1974 Commando 850, 1975 Commando 850, 2010 Triumph T100 w/sidecar, 2011 BMW R1200RT, 2013 Honda CB1100

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