Risk homeopathy redux (was RE: Comdex Space for rent.)

Dan Kohn (dan@teledesic.com)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 21:04:25 -0700

Just because this thread hasn't meandered enough, I'll offer the
following riff on Joe's spell checker question:

Do the checks and balances of the Constitution encourage
irresponsibility among our elected officials, because they know that
someone else will fix it? Specifically, if Clinton didn't suspect that
the Supreme Court would overturn it, would he have been willing to sign
the Communications Decency Act?

This, along with spell checketrs creating worse spellers, are two more
examples of the risk homeopathy I mentioned this morning.

- dan

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> -----Original Message----- > From: Joe Barrera [SMTP:joebar@MICROSOFT.com] > Sent: Monday, September 15, 1997 8:05 PM > To: Kristin Buxton > Cc: FoRK@pest.w3.org > Subject: RE: Comdex Space for rent. > > "MByte" is a non-word. You should either spell it out (as "megabyte") > or > abbreviate it as MB. > > Do you really think spell-checkers encourage bad spelling? I suppose > it > depends on the person. I used to have terrible spelling before I > started > using spell checkers, but the annoyance of okaying the change from, > e.g., occurrance to occurrence for the zillionth time finally trained > me > into learning how to spell. > > - Joe > > Joseph S. Barrera III (joebar@microsoft.com) > http://research.microsoft.com/~joebar > Phone, Office: (415) 778-8227; Cellular: (415) 601-3719; Home: (650) > 588-4801 > The opinions expressed in this message are my own personal views and > do > not reflect the official views of Microsoft Corporation.