Last night I started talking to my MacBook and it heard me. I have not played with it too much but if I take the time to learn the commands it knows, it will do as I say. I was reminded of Scotty in the Star Trek “Save the Wales” movie, “Computer?”. Anyway, it actually does work in Tiger and I geeked out with it for a while until I started to annoy my wife. :)
It has a silly knock, knock joke feature that I will have to modify to tell “real” jokes. If you set it so that you don’t have to give a pre-command word, like “Computer, what time is it?”, it will just rattle off the time whenever it hears you say “What time is it?”. Again, I wish it had a Majel Barrett voice, from the Enterprise. That would be slicker than snot. I think Paramont should license her voice for talking software. I can’t be the only Geek who would be amused by that.
Eventually, I want to record it speaking my novel and then have a cool audio version. With all the “voices” available on Mac, it could be mildly amusing to listen to a story using different voices for each character. Dub in a little sound effects and music and it would sound like a night at the robot opera.