M$ is having some problems with speach recognition, something the Mac has had since 1993. MacNNN linked to a story by Newsbytes. http://newsbytes.com/news/02/175108.html ""The company said the behavior occurs because "the speech recognition tool is 'listening' to your voice through you computer's microphone and is attempting to recognize what you are saying." " like other "features" that cause poblems, " Microsoft said its speech recognition engine, a program file named Sapisvr.exe, is turned on at installation by some computer manufacturers. The engine is also included with Microsoft Office XP and other speech-enabled products." so XP users have been listened to since they hit that "start" button on thier new machines, where are the rumours of them reporting back to Redmond "and then he said . . ."