Dictation - Online Speech Recognition. I loved my human secretary. However, when she left several years ago, I decided not to replace her. I am doing less litigation than I used to, and most of my stuff is done on the web or a computer anyway. However, there are disadvantages to working alone. I missed being able to click a button, begin talking, and have the text converted to a letter or other document by a paralegal. However, as technology advances, more and more functions are able to be replaced by computers. The secure speech to text dictation app is a great example. This tab stays open with my other Google apps, and I can just click and start talking and a pretty accurate piece of editable text appears. Of course, my computer can't bring me a cup of coffee; but, it is pretty much passe to ask someone else to do it these days anyway. My human secretary would be just as likely to punch me out for asking. At least my computer isn't a physical threat. At least, most days. Talk on.