Society’s quality-control problem with editing

Depleted newsrooms are every day illustrating what a lack of copy editing does -- a slow sapping of quality and quality control. It doesn't mean no news is gathered or that the language is destroyed, but the effect might be more insidious. Only the most able-eyed and loudest notice, and their noise is often dismissed…Read more Society’s quality-control problem with editing

Spell-check makes audiophiles sound like pedophiles

I tweeted on this specifically recently, as well as the general problem of spell-check, but then came this example.We all know the word "podcast," right? Well, some spell-checking software doesn't. The one in question suggests "produces" for "podcast." That's innocent enough. But what if there are multiple podcasts? Well, then, it's a different story:In social…Read more Spell-check makes audiophiles sound like pedophiles