Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Talking about Open Steno to Court Reporters

I'll be addressing a group of professional court reporters tomorrow, telling them about my career as a professional captioner and also about The Open Steno Project. I've found in the past that court reporters are often unimpressed when I try to explain about Open Steno. They don't see the point, or think the project is doomed to failure, or... Something! I've never quite been able to figure it out. I find the idea of making steno open source and unlocking it to a vast pool of amateurs and hobbyists thrilling and empowering, but in the past I've gotten the sense that those who don't find it futile find it threatening somehow. Anyone have any ideas on how I can break through their indifference or suspicion and make my case? Any suggestions welcome.

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