Could Microsoft One Note & a speech PowerToys be the ultimate idea capture tool?
Some advantages of Audio from the Academic Productivity blog...
- The first advantage is that audio forces linearity on you.
- The second advantage is that dictating also prevents multi-tasking; that is, when you are doing your audio recording, you cannot be working on all things at the same time.
- The third advantage of audio is that it removes a barrier of entry for developing an idea.
- A fourth advantage of dictating is that it is actually hands-free; so you could do something, -again, only if you really have to multi-task while you are dictating-.
Start with Audacity.
Hit MS for the SDKs or grab Dragon Dictate.
Dig up a speech to text OneNote powertoy.
And see what happens...
More info here.
Microsoft Sql Server 2008 & its ability to work with unstructured data may shine with audio and video-based applications.
There are plenty of applications for speech recognition as both an idea capture tool, and a transcription tool for things like voice mail (Skype's doing it now) & accessibility. If you don't feel too strange about talking to yourself, that is...
Of course, it's probably more fun to make Holograms in One Note...