Subj: Re: Development, round II
Tim Hotze wrote:
!>>name Warp arrived with 3.0. I don't know what rumour mill came up
!>>with the "Borg" name, but it's total bullshit -- OS/2 predates
!>>Trek concept by several years.
!>That too is what I thought (I don't follow Trek things at all).
!The Borg were introduced in a single episode in 1988 or 1989.
OK clearly the rumour I reported was worthless as OS/2 dates from 87
(or do I have that wrong as well?:-)
! Another great thing is 4.0's *standard* voice support. That (should)
!make(s) it popular in the disabled market.
I knew a grad student who - in his twenties - had arthritis so severe that
excessive typing for him was out of the question. The voice navigable
desktop was of great benefit to him. Before that he used a collection of
standalone apps including a wordprocessor (from IBM) that really did not
impede his data input speed one bit. I asked him to "type" some latex as
demo and was quite favorably impressed. I've heard some folks point to the
current round of voice recognition software as being the final success of one
of those long outstanding AI research problems. It is interesting to see IBM
take such a "quiet" lead with it.
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