"Microsoft Corp. was hoping new voice-recognition software would impress an auditorium full of financial analysts, but a glitch turned the live demonstration into a bit of an embarrassment.
The trouble began when the presenter, a member of the team working on the new version of the company's Windows operating system, gave his first voice command. Instead of typing, "Dear mom," as Shanen Boettcher had instructed, the computer spurted out: "Dear aunt." says the report from KGW.
Heh, remember the Windows 98 USB driver demo by Bill gates? Actually voice-recognition isn't easy to demo and it's quite a thing to demo it successfully in a room full of people, chuckling! But we love Microsoft, they love to make us laugh :)
PS: To Microsoft's credit other voice recognition s/w are equally flawed as well if not worse. We just hope this feature glitch doesn't delay Windows Vista further.