Friday, June 25, 2004

Spellcheckers as a reflection of Modern Culture

I just sent an e-mail to my lovely better halfs new e-mail address at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  (DESE)

The Subject line:

Elvis has left the building.

Lotus Notes, the corporate e-mail program had a problem with the Kings surname.

(Notes is the ultimate chameleon, ever morphing into whatever is the latest industry buzzword.  I suppose this is also why it is the only program I can think of that has been around ALMOST as long as I have in the computing game)

The Notes spell-check suggestion?



BTW, I tried the same exercise in Outlook.  If I properly Capitalized Elvis, no problem.

I tried it again all lower-case.  It came back with the upper-case E version.  The next suggestion in the list: elves

Gotta be something going on here, but what exactly I have not quite dicerened.

What do you think?

This e-mail is from MrGadgets the Technological Philosopher


Post a Comment

<< Home