Fun with Google Voice

I’ve been trying out Google’s new online voicemail app (cleverly called Voice), and for the most part it’s pretty cool. But one of the coolest features is also one of its most amusing. The app will transcribe your voicemail messages for you, and you can quickly look through a message’s text to see what the caller needed without having to listen.

Pretty slick idea, and it does come in handy…but I had to laugh when I saw that i’d missed a call from my brother who was apparently asking about my “copy rooster.” Of course I could tell he was asking about my coffee roaster. So for now, Voice remains a cool idea, but needs some work before it can tell a rooster from a roaster.

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