flashback to /pdc05 : i'm sitting at a presentation about speech technologies, and they are demoing Vista speech recognition. it was freakin bad ass ... and i was sitting there thinking 'why wasn't this shown in a keynote?'
now the hardware needs to catch up. notebooks really need to start getting mic arrays, and all tablets/UMPCs should have them. headsets need to lose the analog connections in favor of USB. and none of this analog connections to USB adapter nonsense. i'm still waiting on a remote control with a built-in mic too. finally, i need to check if the newer bluetooth devices are good enough to support speech reco.