I saw that “Speech recognition” was listed as a feature for Vista and didn’t think much of it. Afterall, having used the premire state-of-the-art “Dragon Naturally Speaking” a couple of years ago, and remembering the vast amounts of training the software requires, and even after that still have a bit of trouble getting it to work effectively, well, let’s just say I wasn’t too impressed.
BUT seeing the one installed on Vista, there’s this video of someone using it here, I thought, “Wow”. It’s not bad. If I had it I’ll probably not use it. But seeing how you can possibly surf the internet with it, I think Vista might be a nice upgrade for physically-challenged societies.