Re: MS will help us find the right words?

Subject: Re: MS will help us find the right words?
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:57:20 +1100

Edgar D' Souza wrote:

> You mean like spell-checkers taking away people's ability to spell
> correctly? :-)

I don't know how to interpret that smiley. (I never do, it seems.)

Do you mean that people who know how to spell are somehow tragically and
horribly stripped of that knowledge by using a spelling checker?

How can this be?

I spell just well enough to know when I need to look something up. A
spelling check has never done any more for me than call my attention to a
typing error (and those I make frequently).

Can a spelling check take away my "ability to spell correctly"? If a person
is able to spell correctly, how can a spelling check suddenly render them

Or is this irony the point you meant to make with that smiley?



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