Sir; Your piece in last week's Counterpoint about my misfortune with a computer voice recognition package was incomplete. The phrase my PC came up with included the words haemophilia Humphrey, not just plain Humphrey. I think it may have just been showing off it could spell haemophilia in English. But seriously, if you hear of anyone who has had any success with these things do let me know. I'm beginning to suspect they're being sold to millions of mugs like me who all think they're going to succeed where everyone else has failed. Perhaps we all think that our own accents are the ones the software will understand even if it can't understand anyone else's. Never mind about my wife/husband doesn't understand me; what if it's your computer? Clare Cheney Director General Provision Trade Federation {{NEWS }}