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

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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