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(Wired)   The ducking awesome history of Autocorrect, according to Weird Magazine   (wired.com) divider line 24
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2014-07-23 09:56:10 PM  
I still keep trying to explain to people that AUTOCORRECT on your phone is not the same thing as spellcheck on your computer.
 
2014-07-23 10:33:33 PM  
Eye sea watt ewe did their sub-bee!
 
2014-07-23 10:34:27 PM  
If if the halo caught sayid
 
2014-07-23 10:51:31 PM  
My hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2014-07-23 10:58:16 PM  
DUCK AUTOCORRECT!
 
2014-07-23 10:58:29 PM  

ABQGOD: Eye sea watt ewe did their sub-bee!


I'm not sure you understand how autocorrect works.

/typed that whole thing in my iphone without looking at the keyboard expecting some amusing autocorrect mistakes and instead it sans up all my tiles
//there we go
 
2014-07-23 11:03:41 PM  
"As someone who typed the entire first draft of his book on a phone..."

Is the author a masochist or just a pretentious douche?
 
2014-07-23 11:07:37 PM  

Mikey1969: "As someone who typed the entire first draft of his book on a phone..."

Is the author a masochist or just a pretentious douche?


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-07-23 11:08:38 PM  

Delta1212: ABQGOD: Eye sea watt ewe did their sub-bee!

I'm not sure you understand how autocorrect works.

/typed that whole thing in my iphone without looking at the keyboard expecting some amusing autocorrect mistakes and instead it sans up all my tiles
//there we go


I do that sometimes... Just keep hitting spacebar to let it auto add words, it's amazing sometimes how well it does, especially considering how bad it fails the rest of the time. Of course, that was before SwiftKey turn into a slow, bogged down inaccurate P.O.S. I used to be able to type my entire address off of the first 2 digits, but that was over a year ago. Piece of garbage won't learn anything anymore.
 
2014-07-23 11:10:02 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: My hovercraft is full of eels.


So is mine. I think we're soulmates...
 
2014-07-23 11:16:49 PM  
Sometimes I wish I had a dig bick, but that's what shovels are for.
 
2014-07-23 11:19:05 PM  

strangeluck: DUCK AUTOCORRECT!


Duke, I says.
 
2014-07-23 11:21:13 PM  
Autocorrect on the iOS devices is farking fascism. You can't even tell it to leave my swearwords alone.
 
2014-07-23 11:28:05 PM  

spamdog: Autocorrect on the iOS devices is farking fascism. You can't even tell it to leave my swearwords alone.


Yes it will.  Eventually it will figure it out and stop replacing fark with dark.
 
2014-07-24 01:34:17 AM  
Autocarrot?
 
2014-07-24 03:43:49 AM  

namatad: I still keep trying to explain to people that AUTOCORRECT on your phone is not the same thing as spellcheck on your computer.


... but autocorrect is basically a giant collection of several databases that are connected to spellcheck on your computer.
 
2014-07-24 05:22:32 AM  
Duck all you aunts.
 
2014-07-24 06:38:18 AM  

spamdog: Autocorrect on the iOS devices is farking fascism. You can't even tell it to leave my swearwords alone.


On Android it is almost the opposite problem. If you type a word it doesn't recognise and override autocorrect to keep that word it adds it to the dictionary as a valid word. Which is great for 'Fark' and other proper nouns but it does mean that the dictionary can get cluttered up with words that you only ever wanted to use once but you now find it inserts if you type a similar word. You can go into the dictionary and delete them of course.
 
2014-07-24 06:39:57 AM  
upix.me
 
2014-07-24 06:53:16 AM  
My life revolves around 10 or 13 digit numbers and shorthand for locations. I do not want to dial those numbers, and nwhwy makes perfect sense in my logs. So the first thing I have to do on a new device is turn off any autocorrect. A misspelled word makes less impression than the wrong, and my shorthand is my own.
 
2014-07-24 08:03:11 AM  

Flint Ironstag: spamdog: Autocorrect on the iOS devices is farking fascism. You can't even tell it to leave my swearwords alone.

On Android it is almost the opposite problem. If you type a word it doesn't recognise and override autocorrect to keep that word it adds it to the dictionary as a valid word. Which is great for 'Fark' and other proper nouns but it does mean that the dictionary can get cluttered up with words that you only ever wanted to use once but you now find it inserts if you type a similar word. You can go into the dictionary and delete them of course.


Luckily if you tap ONCE it understands you want to use without adding. Yes I also have a lot of words that I don't want to be the go to choice for autocorrect.
 
2014-07-24 09:03:49 AM  
Hyenas.
Twice a ducking day if not more, my phone slips "hyenas" into non-furry, non-zoo, or otherwise not animal related confederations. It's a word in pretty sure ice never used intentionally.

/You didn't think I could spell hyenas if I wanted to, apple?
/did it cost that much extra to filter words by relevance?
/seriously, it never stops with this phone.
 
2014-07-24 09:11:55 AM  
Reading DAMN YOU AUTOCORRECT! never fails to elicit a sincere belly laugh from me.
 
2014-07-24 12:09:35 PM  

way south: Hyenas.
Twice a ducking day if not more, my phone slips "hyenas" into non-furry, non-zoo, or otherwise not animal related confederations. It's a word in pretty sure ice never used intentionally.

/You didn't think I could spell hyenas if I wanted to, apple?
/did it cost that much extra to filter words by relevance?
/seriously, it never stops with this phone.


My daughter's name, Shelby constantly came up on SwiftKey("The world's best Android keyboard") as 'Shelbyville', no matter how matter how many times I fixed it. I never typed Shelbyville, except when putting in a support ticket.
 
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