Re: Comdex Space for rent.
Kristin Buxton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 17:35:04 -0700
On Mon, Sep 15, 1997 at 05:12:21PM -0700, Joe Barrera wrote:
> For that matter, why the hell does anyone send mail without running a
> spell checker?
> (Ideally, of course, you want something that immediately but
> non-intrusively checks your spelling [and grammar], like WordMail in
> Microsoft Outlook... but of course we can't all be fortunate enough to
> run Microsoft software.)
Do you consider it non-intrusive how Word not only checks your spelling and
grammar but CHANGES it for you unless you specifically tell it not to do so?
I hadn't used a word processor (vi forever!) recently but needed to today.
Started up Word and was typing. Noticed the little red underlines why i
typoed and figured ok.. I can deal with that. Noticed a little green
underline when i didn't capitalize the first letter of a little note to myself
"<insert picture>". But then noticed it changing MByte to Mbyte and wondered
what was up. Started digging around under "Tools" on the menu and found the
I guess I no longer have to wonder why so many engineering students I know
don't care about the fact that they have atrocious spelling. Responses are
usually either "I'll spell check" or "I won't have to write anyhow."
k, who can usually spell, often typos and no, doesn't always spell check
Kristin Buxton <email@example.com> http://www.aracnet.com/~kbuxton
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