Playing Telephone with Google (and Us)!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Now that Google is rolling out a free phone management service, phone use is becoming more like email and instant messaging. Join The Takeaway and New York Times personal technology editor Sam Grobart as we play with a powerful new means of communicating and managing your identity in a world of instant communications.

PLAY TELEPHONE WITH US!

Google Voice has a transcription service, but it's far from perfect. We're playing with it's flaws by having people leave a message with part of the Gettysburg address. Click through here, then click the Google Voice image, enter your phone number and when it connects you, pick a section below and read it. We'll post the (imperfect) transcripts later.

Google Voice has a transcription service, but its far from perfect. We're playing with its flaws by having people leave a message with part of the Gettysburg Address. Click the image below, enter your phone number and read a section below. We'll post the transcripts later.

And if you REALLY want to play with us, you can go a step further. Call in again and read the transcription you see posted. We'll see how Google transcribes a reading of its own transcription and we'll really be playing telephone!

We'll report back here on how it went read some on tomorrow's show.


Gettysburg address

1)
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

2)
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live.

3)
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

4)
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

5)
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."





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Guests:

Sam Grobart

Contributors:

Jim Colgan

Comments [1]

NM

This is great! Clever and interactive!

Aug. 13 2009 08:35 PM

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