if you force me to interact with technology using my voice i'm becoming an anarcho-primitivist
@melissasage voice control is like the poster child for anti-accessibility, nobody can use it so much of the time.
doesn't work outside, too much background noise.
can't use it with someone sleeping next to me, too obnoxious.
can't use it in an open office, both?!
@melissasage i'm actually hugely interested in voice control for various computer interfaces but never when there's another option and certainly not with the natural language processing hand wavery that all the megacorps want to buy into
@melissasage i want to see what voice control is like if it was designed like a command line terminal or something
@shoofle at that point we're talking about Star Trek "Computer, access..." kind of thing, which is very clunky but seemed like it allowed arbitrary code execution purely with the voice
@melissasage yeah I'm so interested in that control space! I like the idea of freeing up my eyes for other things. It's so much cooler than "OK Google, guess what I'm thinking"
@melissasage actually my very precise interest is in what text manipulation and editing could look like in a voice controlled space. Correcting transcription errors, inserting text, paste buffers, etc
@melissasage anyway, you've activated my special interest card, etc
@shoofle have you ever read stuff about how transcribing and translation are both inherently political acts
@shoofle this is the one i'm thinking of, re: transcription
(found via this talk, which is also very good: http://opentranscripts.org/transcript/programming-forgetting-new-hacker-ethic/)
@shoofle I can't find the specific one I'm thinking about for translation but here's one of the articles that was around it, about how hard it is for translators to deal with Trump (bc they are forced to either translate him directly and look like they don't know how to do their job or are purposefully making him sound worse, or "fix" him in translation and make him sound more coherent than he does in English)
@melissasage oh i remember hearing about that!
@melissasage I don't even like interacting with people using my voice
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