Technology Review spotlights a Seattle startup (former 'softies): Jott, to help people capture their thoughts and ideas electronically, even if they're nowhere near a computer keyboard.

Stuck in traffic? At the game? Have a great thought somewhere on the planet that's not near a keyboard? Call Jott's toll-free number from your cell, and dictate for up to 30 seconds. Jott transcribes your message or reminder and e-mails or texts to the recips.

Nifty.