My husband and I were playing with our newly installed version of IBM's ViaVoice Voice Recogntion Software. We read it the first two paragraphs of chapter nine in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers. And hilarity ensued. Here is the original passage:

Gandalf and the King's company rode away, turning eastward to make the circuit of the ruined walls of Isengard. But Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas remained behind. Leaving Arod and Hasufel to stray in search of grass, they came and sat beside the hobbits.

'Well, well! The hunt is over, and we meet again at last, where none of us ever thought to come,' said Aragorn.

'And now that the great ones have gone to discuss high matters,' said Legolas, 'the hunters can perhaps learn the answers to their own small riddles. We tracked you as far as the forest, but there are still many things that I should like to know the truth of.'

We then proceeded to dictate back what the program had generated. It's pretty amazing how terrible these things are.

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Again we read back what it spit out:

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And again...

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And again.

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Here it starts to get a little weird

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And then the program crashed, prematurely ending our fun. Anyway, the moral of this (overlong) story is that if you ever have the opportunity to pay money for this program, Don't!

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