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RMS own handicap

RMS own handicap

Posted Aug 5, 2010 18:36 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
In reply to: Balancing accessibility and software freedom by coriordan
Parent article: Balancing accessibility and software freedom

I had forgotten this. Yes, of course, RMS is a candidate for use of a speech-to-text program. For years he hired interns from MIT who he essentially used as transcription software. He was very literal in his speech to them, didn't expect them to do anything but type exactly what he said.

Later on his hands recovered to the point that he can type on some keyboards, but not really comfortably.

It seems he knows what he's giving up.

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RMS own handicap

Posted Aug 8, 2010 20:09 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Wow. OK, so as usual RMS is speaking of things he's done himself... even if this is so extreme that expecting anyone else to do it verges on the delusional, he has at least tried it on his own.

(It's amazing that he *does* expect anyone else to listen to him when he suggests that they should do as he did in this area, though.)

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