[kwlug-disc] kwlug-disc Digest, Vol 27, Issue 49

David Christensen davidchristensen42 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 18:41:31 EST 2011


I have 8 inch Android 2.2 Tablets     davidchristensen42 at gmail.com

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:36 PM, <kwlug-disc-request at kwlug.org> wrote:

> Send kwlug-disc mailing list submissions to
>        kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>        http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>        kwlug-disc-request at kwlug.org
>
> You can reach the person managing the list at
>        kwlug-disc-owner at kwlug.org
>
> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
> than "Re: Contents of kwlug-disc digest..."
>
>
> Today's Topics:
>
>   1. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (Kyle Spaans)
>   2. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (Insurance Squared Inc.)
>   3. Re: Speech to text (Paul Nijjar)
>   4. Re: Speech to text (Paul Nijjar)
>   5. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (unsolicited at swiz.ca)
>   6. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (Khalid Baheyeldin)
>   7. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (John Kerr)
>   8. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (unsolicited at swiz.ca)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:30:33 -0500
> From: Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> Message-ID:
>        <AANLkTinjZ=DkX=B=Ebu=2V6RNMfO=vcFeZ-mQh4Jfq2j at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>
> Wasn't there a guy at one of the meetings selling Androids and Android
> based
> "pads"/tablets? His name was David Christensen, I have his business card.
> :D
> Hopefully he's on the mailing list? I remember he quoted something that was
> better than what you'd get from a reseller online.
> -------------- next part --------------
> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
> URL: <
> http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20110215/3f5c47bc/attachment-0001.html
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:37:05 -0500
> From: "Insurance Squared Inc." <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> Message-ID: <4D5B1C31.9010602 at insurancesquared.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
> URL: <
> http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20110215/068b9d6c/attachment-0001.html
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:36:22 -0500
> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Speech to text
> Message-ID: <20110216023622.GD22586 at pirg.uwaterloo.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:58:19AM -0500, Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote:
> >
> > I have clients, doctors that need to find options.
> >
>
> > They have all mentioned Dragon, and how they have not ha much luck
> > with it.
>
> I lurk on a list populated by doctors, and they use Dragon and a
> medical version of Dragon. The medical version has a medical
> vocabulary and thus may require less training.
>
> Unfortunately Dragon is the leader in this field. There is nothing in
> the FLOSS world that compares. There is CMU Sphinx:
>
> http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/
>
> but it is no competition. (Since Dragon bought Macspeech I am not sure
> there is even any real competition in the proprietary world!) You can
> apparently make Dragon run in Ubuntu, but I think this is outside the
> scope of the discussion:
>
> http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19919
>
> If you don't want to go with Dragon then your options are to use a
> transcription service (which gets into big privacy concerns for
> medical doctors if they are in the States), typing, or handwriting
> recognition. Here is a thread about these options:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=24535787
>
> Many of the people on this mailing list are open source zealots, so if
> there was good competition for Dragon I am sure that the issue would
> have come up. Unfortunately it has not.
>
> - Paul
>
> --
> http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:38:05 -0500
> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Speech to text
> Message-ID: <20110216023805.GE22586 at pirg.uwaterloo.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:06:01PM -0500, unsolicited at swiz.ca wrote:
> >
> > Are there not voice to text apps / devices out there? e.g. (Smart) Phones
> > recording voice memos that get downloaded as text, or is it still aways
> > downloaded as an audio file, and something on the computer has to do the
> > translation?
>
> There is an iPad/iPhone Dragon app that sends the voice data to an
> offsite server for processing. Apparently it works well, but this is
> again problematic for doctors because of the privacy
> issues/legislation.
>
> - Paul
>
> --
> http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:49:39 -0500
> From: <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> Message-ID: <9923a7c336c334fbde132a21d62f63d0 at swiz.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> wrote:
> > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > automatically,
> > over WiFi.
>
> Sync's to what? Google?
>
> John - what apps does she use on the Palm?
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:14:18 -0500
> From: Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> Message-ID:
>        <AANLkTin3hnw2UJ-drPX2Dxa0CakJBciRT2EL6X2sCyET at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM, <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > wrote:
> > > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > > automatically,
> > > over WiFi.
> >
> > Sync's to what? Google?
> >
>
> Yes.
>
> Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts have built-in apps on Android.
>
> You have your own copy on the device, and it syncs over Wifi (or over
> 2G/3G) automatically.
>
> No cables needed.
> --
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> 2bits.com, Inc.
> http://2bits.com
> Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
> Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
> -------------- next part --------------
> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
> URL: <
> http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20110215/7ab21634/attachment-0001.html
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:15:37 -0800 (PST)
> From: John Kerr <jkerr0102 at rogers.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> Message-ID: <182372.59338.qm at web88106.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> Hi
>
> Mary just uses her palm for a calendar and contacts database.
>
> John
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
> example. - Mark
> Twain------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ==================================
> John Eddie Kerr | Guelph, Ontario
> ==================================
>
> --- On Wed, 2/16/11, unsolicited at swiz.ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>
> From: unsolicited at swiz.ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 3:49 AM
>
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> wrote:
> > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > automatically,
> > over WiFi.
>
> Sync's to what? Google?
>
> John - what apps does she use on the Palm?
>
> _______________________________________________
> kwlug-disc mailing list
> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
> -------------- next part --------------
> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
> URL: <
> http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20110215/ff3113ae/attachment-0001.html
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:29:10 -0500
> From: <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> Message-ID: <770812526a9a6086b9390fc221bc7bdb at swiz.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:14:18 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM, <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> >> > automatically,
> >> > over WiFi.
> >>
> >> Sync's to what? Google?
> >>
> >
> > Yes.
> >
> > Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts have built-in apps on
> Android.
> >
> > You have your own copy on the device, and it syncs over Wifi (or over
> > 2G/3G) automatically.
> >
> > No cables needed.
>
> Pity.
>
> Google is a poor app compared to the richness of the Palm apps, let alone
> korganizer, etc. I'll do everything I can to delay switching, if I can, if
> that's all there is.
>
> John - you might see if Mary is happy with what Google provides in terms
> of functionality / copy her data in. If nothing else, you get a backup, and
> multi-point access. Until you get an Android, that is.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> _______________________________________________
> kwlug-disc mailing list
> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>
>
> End of kwlug-disc Digest, Vol 27, Issue 49
> ******************************************
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20110216/d1032b60/attachment.html>


More information about the kwlug-disc mailing list