On Wed, 14 May 2014 00:14:22 -0600, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On May 14, 2014, at 1:29 AM, Louis Talman <email@example.com> wrote: > >> My interest in teaching mathematics begins with elementary calculus, so >> I rarely read Richard's posts. Thus, I don't have a "take" on them. > > You replied to a thread that you didn?t even read? Then what was the > purpose of your reply? > > >> But an attempt by one who claims computer expertise to blame a >> spell-checker for his own mistakes? That's truly amusing! Who should >> better understand the computer's seductive draw to acyrologia? > > Well, any explanation of how iPhones and tablets work with regards to > spelling would probably be wasted on you, seeing as it appears that you > have no experience with either. I take it you are joining GS and calling > me a liar. You should really read the threads next time before you > decide to jump in and start harassing someone. > > Bob Hansen > >
My reply was to your post, not to the thread as such. Your posts are so amusing that I rarely skip them.
I don't need to know how spell checkers work to know what they do---and that discrimination between correctly spelled homophones is a human function---not a machine function. And, yes: I turn off auto-correct whenever possible. On my Mac, on my iPhone, and on my iPad. Leaving it on can lead to mistakes like "defiantly" for "definitely".
- --Louis A. Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver