: I feel bullied :

By predictive text. I mean it, composing a simple email is nothing short of a wresting match thanks to that know-it-all twit.

fistAs 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.

Copyright © 2015 Publikworks

15 thoughts on “: I feel bullied :

  1. I tried to text a friend the other day. It was a most serious text where I tried to say something along the lines of “I’m sorry you’re hurting.” Instead, I typed “Inn spot tie bring.” So, all in all, I was extremely helpful and supportive.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. No, you don’t know what it’s like
    When nothing feels all right
    You don’t know what it’s like
    To be like me
    To be hurt
    To feel lost
    To be left out in the dark
    To be kicked when you’re down
    To feel like you’ve been pushed around
    To be on the edge of breaking down
    And no one’s there to save you
    No, you don’t know what it’s like
    Welcome to my life

    God Bless you my friend

    credits to Simple Plan


Comments are closed.