Monday, April 5, 2010

It's working! It's really working!

8 comments:

Martin said...

That's so sweet it gave me diabetes.

Mirabai Knight said...

:'D

So are you gonna buy a Sidewinder and learn steno? Huh huh huh? Are ya?

Stan said...

DAMN.

pauls said...

Hi Mirabai....this looks great, but I noticed that the latter part of the video showed random words being typed...was that a problem with the program or were you just typing randomly?
Thanks

Mirabai Knight said...

What do you mean by random words? The full text of the video reads:

"So here I am, actually stenoing on a $60 qwerty keyboard. What do you think of that? 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe. All mimsy were the borogroves, and the mome raths outgrabe. There's gonna be a lot more to come! Stay tuned!"

I make one error when typing the word "borogroves"; I initially leave out a letter and it comes up "borrow groves", but then I press the asterisk key twice and fix it. Other than that, everything translated just the way I intended.

The quote comes from the first stanza from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. I put it in because they're fairly tricky words to write out in qwerty, but once they're put in a steno dictionary, they're a snap to write phonetically. I thought it would be a fun way to show the infinite customizability of steno.

cliftut said...

Hello! I reached your site via internet search today, when I had the thought of using stenography rather than qwerty. I had this thought a few years ago but didn't find much of anything.

Currently I'm in the process of learning touch typing. Glancing at the keyboard I'm about 34 WPM if I push myself, and touch typing I'm about 18 WPM, but steadily climbing. I'm aiming for maybe 50, and then 80.

However, now that I know there is a steno alternative, I may very well learn to use it once I can get an appropriate keyboard.

Mirabai Knight said...

We've made a lot of progress since 2010! Check us out at http://ploversteno.org. (':

Have fun and enjoy Plover!

Anonymous said...


Hi Mirabai,
There is somebody there trying to use it in Spanish?

I am a Spanish spoken person, researching how to start learning the stenography technique with the lowest inversion. Very interested in the Plover software and possibilities, but I don't know anything yet about the theory and briefs and all these things and how to find a Spanish method, in spite of I have been looking around a lot.

How to find a community for getting some help and start by myself? In Plover, of course.

Thanks,
Lourdes