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Main page says it uses thoughts of the user, but apparently you need to "subvocalise", which I think is like talking so softly you can't even hear yourself.  --[[Special:Contributions/124.184.231.238|124.184.231.238]] 17:34, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Main page says it uses thoughts of the user, but apparently you need to "subvocalise", which I think is like talking so softly you can't even hear yourself.  --[[Special:Contributions/124.184.231.238|124.184.231.238]] 17:34, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
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:Pretty much.  If someone is subvocalizing, you can see their throat move (and possibly their mouth as well), but they aren't pushing much air (if any) so it doesn't make much noticible sound.  There is one page, though, where Parson is idly talking to himself ("...crappy way to make a job offer, Charlie, at least Kinkos gave me...") in the same panel as he's replying on the eyebook.  I'm not sure if this was a case of simultaneity (-> uses thoughts), or one-after-the-other (-> subvocalization).  Even if it's one-and-then-the-other, though, the book has to know somehow when he's [b]trying[/b] to send a message, and when he's not.  Parson was also able to use his eyebook while ordered not to speak.  I think there's conflicting (or complicated) evidence here, that points either way. [[User:R3u|R3u]] 20:53, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

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Main page says it uses thoughts of the user, but apparently you need to "subvocalise", which I think is like talking so softly you can't even hear yourself. --124.184.231.238 17:34, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Pretty much. If someone is subvocalizing, you can see their throat move (and possibly their mouth as well), but they aren't pushing much air (if any) so it doesn't make much noticible sound. There is one page, though, where Parson is idly talking to himself ("...crappy way to make a job offer, Charlie, at least Kinkos gave me...") in the same panel as he's replying on the eyebook. I'm not sure if this was a case of simultaneity (-> uses thoughts), or one-after-the-other (-> subvocalization). Even if it's one-and-then-the-other, though, the book has to know somehow when he's [b]trying[/b] to send a message, and when he's not. Parson was also able to use his eyebook while ordered not to speak. I think there's conflicting (or complicated) evidence here, that points either way. R3u 20:53, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
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