In an otherwise surprisingly dated-feeling John Markoff article on changes in the software business — we’re only now talking about mashable software online? — there is a trailing mention of Mturk, Amazon’s humans-under-the-hood automation service. The Mturk mention turns into a brief discussion of CastingWords, the nifty transcription service whereby you can have text inexpensively created from any audio.
Which reminds me … after some entertaining technical complications in creating an appropriate audio track, I used the service recently to pull together for my own purposes a text transcript of Google’s recent analyst day. Being the kind of generous and sharing guy that I am, I’m happy for others to have it as well.
So, if anyone’s interested in a copy of my Google analyst day transcript, email me from an address at which you want it, and then PayPal me $10. All 26,857 words will be yours — hey, less then a half-cent per word! — in their very interesting glory. Who knows, maybe there’s another Google PowerPoint imbroglio in there somewhere.
(I recognize, of course, that you could do all this yourself, but it would cost you much more. And I am officially sounding more and more like Ron Popeil ever day.)