Have one friend with the tendency to transcribe her day from breakfast to bed?
And we could make copies of these digital files on our computers and transcribe anywhere anytime we wanted.
1550s, from Latin transcribere "to copy, write again in another place, write over, transfer," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)). To do it poorly is to transcribble (1746). Related: Transcribed; transcribing.