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Is digital dictation an interim technology?

This month's readers poll looks at the question of whether digital dictation is a interim technology or will be here for the longer run? Will, as we hear some people say, an upcoming generation of computer literate lawyers make dictation an obsolete office practice (in the same way that photocopiers killed the Roneo-type duplicating machine) – or will the economics of law firms (it's cheaper to hire touch typists than have lawyers wasting time one-finger typing) mean there will always be a roll for the great dictators? You can find the survey on the Insider's website (just beneath the Atomz search box) or by clicking