November 26, 2014
Autocorrect for life
I used to joke that life should have an undo button, the ultimate Control-Z for when something goes wrong. But lately, I’ve been more of the mind that life should work like an Apple device with a good Autocorrect function. Why just undo things when they can be fixed in the blink of an eye, before anyone even knows they went wrong?
Press reply-all when you are bcc’d on an email because you forgot to look at the header closely enough? No problem, Autocorrect for Life(AFL) will change it to a simple reply.
Fender bender while parallel parking? AFL is there to save the day and fit your car perfectly into the spot and right up against the curb. It might even find you a space where there is time left on the meter for you.
Did the boss overhear you complaining about her to a colleague? Here comes AFL, changing your words to something nice and friendly.
Of course, as I write this I am reminded that in older versions of Microsoft Office and the first version of iOS, the system kept trying to correct my wife Mariquita’s name to be Marijuana. So, you’d probably want to make sure all the bugs are worked out of the AFL system before launch, unless you’re in Colorado or Washington.