The following writeup may look like the “musings of a mad man,” but it’s just me testing out the app Transcribe’s transcribing prowess. I didn’t have high expectations for this sort of technology, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a few coherent sentences in this mass of spaced out words and phrases. Looking at what transcribe did to my voice memo, I had the thought that it might better suit a spoken-word poet’s needs… just a thought. I hope you enjoy this Clockwork Orange-esque piece.


In our society nowadays writing skills and being able to.
communicate sentence is clearly and concisely are highly valued.
but writing out a coherent phrase is not easy for everybody some have to work at it and struggle for most of their life.
help possible way to help those people could be by using apps such as.
transcribe to transcribe voice memos into written paragraphs.
the app transcribe is free for the first 15 minutes.
but after that you pay about $5 an hour which if you do end up using.
this mode of writing.
a lot.
then that.
would end up.
bitbean lot of money.
show me I’d much rather sit down at a computer and just type away because I feel like I can have more fluency with my thoughts I don’t have to really think out every single word.
to the end.
speaking to this recording is interesting because I feel like I am I really am.
completing sentences in my head before saying them so when I listen to this afterwards I assume I’m going to be hearing a lot of blank spaces.
once I finish recording myself I’m going to save this.
voice memo on my iPhone app.
tidal it then.
submit it to the iPhone app transcribe me.
where hopefully if all goes well.
this whole.
oh well we’re hopefully if all goes well everything that I’m saying will.
be transcribed into a nice cohesive sentence and I’ll be able to post it directly to my block.
this method could also be very helpful to somebody wanting to improve their vocabulary.
I find myself right now thinking of much of the same words.
and if I were to riding out I could quickly look up a thesaurus and type in a word and just find a few other words to supplement that over that one overused word but.
when speaking I have to really think about it and that some that’s a very interesting so using voice memos as a way to write.
could save time maybe if you’re a commuter you could like in your own car you can just talk to your phone for the half hour that I would take you to work or two job to your job.
as well as help improve your vocabulary as I said before.
I can also see myself maybe.
instead of writing out like a happy birthday post for to Facebook I could just maybe the safe.
save my happy birthday to the person.
over an app like this and then it would just quickly yum and plant it.
I think Facebook actually has an option.
in itself I wouldn’t have to go to another app but it would be helpful.
I think the person that this would benefit the most would be somebody who actually has really has trouble typing maybe they’re not able to type physically or somebody younger maybe who doesn’t know how to write out anything or maybe even a literate people that don’t haven’t had the opportunities that many of us have had this could get the voice.
in a.
it would just be an issue of it would just be a question of how to bring the technology to them if they were indeed illiterate because that would.
Zachary difficult.

Author: Deborah Grieder

Green Meadow alumn 2017, Muhlenberg College 2021.

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