3.1025 Logitech (28)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 8 Feb 90 21:44:27 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1025. Thursday, 8 Feb 1990.

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 90 10:05:12 -0800
From: Malcolm Brown <mbb@jessica.Stanford.EDU>

Although I have not used the Logitech system that Richard Kidder
mentions, it general one does well to be quite suspicious of the
vendor's claims. There can be no substitute for an extended trial with
the system to see if really will meet your needs. Most vendors make it
seem as if their system makes only occasional mistakes. Ridiculous!
Even if a recognition system achieves 99% accuracy, that still means 20
errors per 2,000 bytes. That's alot of cleanup work! A vendor may cite
98% accuracy as "very high" --- indeed, 98% correctness may earn a
student an A+ on a test, but for text entry it's alot of work. test
thoroughly before purchasing!!

Malcolm Brown