Monday, 9 January 2017

Autocorrect



A broken phone necessitated an alternative means of connecting with other people, such as the iMessage on my laptop, which I've never quite liked because of the Autocorrect feature. Alas, desperate times call for desperate measures.

And a random night that happened to me was a prime example of desperation. I had to tell Ulfah.








Don't you just hate it how Autocorrect thinks it is always right?

How arrogant Autocorrect is that it wouldn't even for one second consider that it is, I don't know, wrong?

How obsessed Autocorrect is with the need for everyone to bow down to it, to agree with everything it says?

How ignorant Autocorrect is of the fact that sometimes, there isn't just one way to do things? 6 times 2 equals 12, so does 3 times 4.


Made me realise that no matter how confident I am with my notions, I should always reserve a little space for scepticism, a healthy amount of curiosity. Moderation once again presents itself as a recurrent theme.

Can you imagine where we'd be today in terms of technological advancement, had no one dared to challenge the concept that Earth was flat? Can you imagine what would have happened if the Portuguese explorers hadn't gone circumnavigating the Earth because everyone at the time held a firm belief that if you went sailing to the end of Earth, you'd fall? Can you imagine what would, or would not, have happened if people of ancient times refused to believe in the discovery of spherical Earth and instead stuck by the ideology that Earth is flat? I wouldn't even be here, continents and oceans away from home. Travelling wouldn't be possible, international trading wouldn't have happened, revolution would be a far fetched idealism, intercultural relations couldn't have been forged, you wouldn't be able to go to a faraway tropical island & post a photo of your sunkissed skin on Instagram(!!!). Shocking.

Wah look at that spin, from Autocorrect to the Magellan voyage to spherical Earth.

Moral of the story is, kids, it doesn't hurt to be a little humble & to open up a little to criticism.

That, and also, turn off the Autocorrect feature.








If you have any funny Autocorrect stories please do share, hehe.





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