Gnus of the Whirled – Text to Speech to Text

gnu2Remember the entry a few weeks ago where the Authors Guild was up in arms about the text-to-speech feature of Amazon’s Kindle II? Well, it’s now old news. Amazon decided to allow the feature only when authors grant permission. That’s how it should have been handled from the get-go. The real problem now for the Authors Guild is how to pin down all those folks using free add-on text-to-speech programs to read PDF and Word documents aloud on PC’s and other devices. That’s a battle to watch for, and one I don’t think the Guild will win.