David Pogue had something nice to say about Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) in this morning’s NY Times…

"And besides, not all of the new goodies fell from the Apple tree. [] Windows Speech Recognition isn’t as accurate as, say, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but it’s beautifully designed and much better than previous Microsoft attempts."

You gotta love “beautifully designed”… Thanks David!

It's also interesting that he didn't find it to be as accurate as Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS). This varies from person to person. There are many individuals that have used both products and for some, DNS is more accurate; for others WSR is more accurate. There have been some interesting debates about this on the Microsoft Speech Forum on Yahoo. If you like speech recognition, that's a forum you ought to check out from time to time.