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14.5. The Mac Talks Back

So far in this chapter, you've read about the Mac's listening ability. But the conversation doesn't have to be one way; it's even easier to make the Mac talk.

In fact, Mac can read almost anything you like: text that you pass your cursor over, alert messages, menus, and any text document in any program. It can speak in your choice of 22 synthesized voices, ages eight to flfty. The Mac's voice comes out of its speakers, reading with a twangy, charmingly Norwegian accent.


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