Samsung’s new P207 cell phone actually has voice recognition built in. It allows you to dictate text messages and email, rather than typing them in. This review makes it sound a little less than natural, though, with hard pauses and very deliberate speech required. Still, it beats the snot out of typing on a phone keypad, and makes it easier than to record thoughts on the run.
One thing I haven’t ever posted on here at Recording Thoughts is handwriting. I don’t know how I missed it, as it is clearly an aspect of recording thoughts.
I spotted this post on Possibly Deep Thoughts that talks (via another blog, Journalisimo) about Handywrite, a new handwriting system. Take a look – it’s a pretty involved system, and I have no doubt it makes good sense. Although, many of the characters seem complex enough to defy fast & casual formation with a pen, but to be honest I haven’t tried them.
What interests me most is the idea of taking on the project of actually learning a new system. I think learning to write a different language would be easier than learning to write one’s first language in a new system.