by Dan Gibson
Introducing the Talk-o-Meter, an app for the iPhone, which is wildly too expensive at $4.99 for what will likely be something you try a few times and forget about. The premise is to use some sort of voice recognition technology to determine who is hogging any two-person conversation with their anecdotes and observations. I suppose this could be useful in some relationships where equality in everything is the goal, but I'd like to think that if I'm monopolizing a conversation, it's because what I have to say is really important and worth the time of whomever is fortunate enough to hear the information I'm offering.
Also, a more effective way to let anyone know that they're using more than 50% of their fair share of the conversation using an iPhone is to queue this classic Run-DMC track on YouTube and let it blast: