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Slideshow: 15 Modern Inventions That Didnít Live Up to the Hype

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Speech recognition
Elizabeth M   4/24/2014 5:54:40 AM
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Yes, those are exactly the scenarios I'm thinking of with speech recognition, Chuck. This still happens far too often and this technology has been cooking for many years. You think we would've come much further by now. I'll take a look at your link, which is exactly proof of my point! :)

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Elizabeth M   4/24/2014 6:01:42 AM
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Hi, fdos, thanks for your comment. I'm not sure what you mean? I think that a lot of the dot.coms had good ideas but sometimes not good business plans, and so couldn't figure out how to stay profitable in the long term. That's why many of them went bust. Yes, some people made a lot of money, but they got their money out of companies before the game was over for them.

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ScotCan   6/11/2014 6:30:33 PM
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It is an interesting list, but should include the V22 Tilt Rotor which still doesn't work as conceived...Its despatch reliability in Iraq was lamentable, so much so, that reliance on the Italian/British EH 101 was paramount. The EH101 with its advanced BERP rotor system still doesn't get the recognition that's meritted, probably because it made monkeys out of the German technology which adamantly claimed a maximum forward speed for conventional helicopters which the Brits promptly exceeded with a BERP fitted Lynx.

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