- You can hurt your throat giving commands to a PC, it's hard to talk naturally.
- Naturally Speaking tries to give you a total “hands off” experience. You don't just dictate text. You can make corrections, switch apps, move the mouse, use menus, etc., by voice, all while you lean back at that 135 degree angle that's supposed to be best for sitting.
- You have to be able to talk and think at the same time...
On the good side, it seems that when I dictate, my speaking style is breezier and lighter than my type-think style. That may have its advantages.
One more thing about Naturally Speaking surprised me: they have a sane license, you can use one copy, for one person, on multiple computers. That means I can install it wherever I want to use it, I'll just have to (sigh) get the make updates in its dictionary, and have a useful microphone ready to go at every machine. And Why didn't I dictate this blog entry?