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Voice Posts On OhGizmo: An Explanation, A Disclaimer And An Example

By David Ponce

For the next few weeks, you guys are going to see “voice posts” on the site. Why? Glad you asked.

HP is re-entering the smartphone market with the iPaq, and it’ll feature email text-to-voice and voice-to-text technology. To get people thinking about communicating with digital audio messages, HP is sponsoring the voice posts in question. They’re sponsoring the idea of posting with your voice, and the technology, but not the content. Let’s be really clear about that: HP is not sponsoring the content of the voice posts. This means I’m free to talk about anything at all: other companies, breaking (non-HP) news or what I ate for supper two evenings ago.

Below you will find the very first voice post on OhGizmo. I’m not sure it’ll embed through to RSS (it might, I really don’t know), so peeps reading us on a feedreader, if you don’t see a flash player and wish to hear what yours truly sounds like, here’s your chance.

  • Jerry

    This is really cool David! I’ve been a long-time reader and it’s great to actually hear your voice in a post!

  • Chas Edwards

    David–I don’t know what this says about friendships in the digital age, but….. we’ve been working together by email for nearly a year now, and this is the first time I’ve heard your voice! And it sounds great, mister. This program is great.

  • David Ponce

    Chas man, I’m glad you like it. I have to agree, this thing rocks. It’s funny that an ad campaign could be this much fun.