I remember playing with speakable items in Mac OS Classic when I was a teenager, and remembering it was cool but was so limited. Yesterday I gave it another shot because I wanted to turn on iTunes from across the room. It has definitely improved from those days of Classic. There is more intuitive actions depending on what application you are in , or is open. Although it still isn't fluent, it is much easier to get it to do things as it listens much better. Anyone give it a try lately? I never bothered with it because I never thought it was updated, but it has received a nice bit of refinement over the years.