By predictive text. I mean it, composing a simple email is nothing short of a wresting match thanks to that know-it-all twit.
As soon as I start typing, suggestions and corrections pop up, completely derailing my train of thought. If I ignore them, I’m doomed. It interprets inaction as approval and changes everything. Typical and wrong. Try to cancel the suggestion and it gets downright insistent, refusing to let it go and move on. Next thing I know I’m in a loud argument with input technology — complete with name calling and aggressive body language.
It’s not a proud moment.
Am I wrong or wasn’t predictive text supposed to make typing easier on mobile devices? I don’t find that to be the case. It makes more work, if you ask me. I have to go back and correct what technology decided to change. I don’t need such high-handed tactics, especially from a mobile phone. I want to send a text and my phone wants to pick a fight.
It’s stubborn, uncooperative, and a bully. Speaking of uncooperative, did you know the early Apple version of predictive text insisted on changing the word ‘cooperative’ to Cupertino? As you may know, Cupertino is the home of Apple’s headquarters. Forever after, mistaken predictive text input was called the Cupertino effect.
I call it annoying and frustrating and a miserable piece of crap. To its face. Then I drop the phone and run.
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