Why par­ents should worry ABOUT OF­FICE 365’S IM­MER­SIVE Reader dic­ta­tion fea­ture

At some point, dic­ta­tion moves from a short­cut to a pro­duc­tiv­ity aid. But when? Mi­crosoft ap­pears to be mak­ing that choice for you.

PCWorld (USA) - - News - BY MARK HACH­MAN

Be­gin­ning in Fe­bru­ary, Mi­crosoft started of­fer­ing a new fea­ture for young students called Im­mer­sive Reader dic­ta­tion within Of­fice 365 apps for Win­dows and the Mac. As a par­ent of two ele­men­tary school students, though, I’m con­cerned that this fea­ture— which brings smart­phone-style voice dic­ta­tion to tra­di­tional desk­top apps—will be an un­wel­come crutch.

It’s not just on Win­dows, ei­ther. Mi­crosoft is push­ing dic­ta­tion onto Word for Mac, iphone, Out­look Desk­top, Onenote ipad, and Onenote Mac.

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