Autoincorrect: How Your Smartphone May Make You Look Dumb — At Best (New York Times)

Messages such as “Your mom and I are going to divorce next month” or “I do pilots in the morning” may, understandably, cause you to drop your smartphone on the spot. That is unless you leave room for the possibility of autocorrection gone awry. The mostly helpful feature found on iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids and others (which, in these cases, turned “Disney” to “divorce” and “pilates” to “pilots”), combined with so-called fat-finger errors have left some recipients puzzled, to say the least.

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  1. Wayne Sanford says:

    Not to mention “pocket” messages. I received one from someone’s BlackBerry that merely stated “0 g”.

    Smart, NOT!

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