Anyone who does speech recognition demos knows how they can go bad. This one by Microsoft's Rob Chambers (YouTube) is about as bad as it could get. After mis-recognizing the presenter's first utterance, the recognizer got even worse at understanding his correction attempts like "select all and delete".
Turns out it was a Longhorn bug with its audio software. Today Rob did the demo again, at SpeechTek no less! Eight minutes long and it worked fabulously. It was a nice comeback and a gutsy move -- way to go guys!