Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mind Your Spellchecker

In making a posting on Facebook, Brigitte mentioned Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It amused us to discover that Facebook’s spellchecker marked affective as misspelled. In a culture where everything is feeling, feeling, feeling, it is interesting that the King of Social Networks has no robotic awareness of affect. We might call that SAD—if it were not amusing.

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