The Dangerously Irrelevant Blog recently ran a post about a service called Jott. Now, I'm not the early adopting type (I didn't have a cell phone until two full years into the new millennium) so I haven't taken the service out for a spin myself, but as I understand it, you register an e-mail address, then you can call an 800 number and dictate stuff to Jott which then sends a transcription of your message to your e-mail address.
This strikes me first, as incredibly cool! If you suddenly remember that you need to do something when your are out and about, you can call a number and send yourself a reminder. "Hey dude! Remember to bring that Costco sized bottle of Beano to work to leave in your desk for salad bar days!"
It also makes me wonder … How in the hell does this work??? How does Jott make money??? Does a computer do magical voice recognition or is there some woman in Utah sitting in her kitchen with a computer, broadband connection, and telephone and headset transcribing people's messages for minimum wage???
Should this creep me out???
Because it kind of does!!! It is just a bit too Big Brother for my liking!!!