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Nuance Shutting Down Jott Voice-to-Text Service

If you use, you might want to jot down May 3 on your calendar. That’s the date on which Nuance is shutting down the voice-to-text service it bought a couple years back. The company has posted details on the shutdown as well as how users can download their data. will be free for its final month, and paying customers will get refunds for any unused months.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work