Saturday, August 09, 2008
Imagine giving a presentation without "Ums" or "Ahs." Somehow, that little break lets us catch our breath to put the next sentence coherently--at least we think it does; otherwise, we wouldn't do it.
I always wondered if a microphone could be built to filter out those annoying breaks. Well, I think the technology exists now, but I'm not sure if the market does. The noise-canceling technology used in cellphones could be used to create a um-ah filtering microphone. The question is: would anyone buy it?
For more information on the cell phone canceling chips, go to Audience
. For the um-ah canceling microphone, check back with me.