I recently rediscovered SAPI, the Microsoft speech API. I used it a long time ago, and basically forgot about it. Which is a shame, because it is a really fun tool to play with. It is extremely easy to make your computer talk. While the voice is a bit aging under XP, the Vista voice is reasonnably good.
I put together a tiny app (C# is so fast to do such things!) to read text from the clipboard. Quite useful to read your favorite blog while washing the dishes! Get it there: http://www.aracknea-core.net/wiki/Main/ReadThis
(I did this app in like 5 minutes, so it is largely untested)
For those interested, here is how to call SAPI from C#.
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