What`s That Thing The Court Reporter Is Using?
I found a pretty good NPR broadcast about the stenograph machine that court reporters use. It's an audio that is from 2005 but still relevant.
Click here for the story.
Also, there is a corresponding article here: http://www.slate.com/id/2119534/
How does it work? Court stenographers can type entire words all at once by striking multiple keys at the same time. The left hand spells out the beginning of a syllable, while the right hand spells out the end; all keys are pressed at the same time, and the machine produces an alphabet soup that's incomprehensible to anyone who's not trained in machine shorthand.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007