[TUHS] V9 shell [was Re: Warner's Early Unix Presentation]

Mike Markowski mike.ab3ap at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 01:29:53 AEST 2020

My favorite example is a business trip my wife took.  Her surname is Hsi
which was "corrected" to His at the site she visited.  Upon arrival it took
her several *hours* to work out with the security folks that Ms Hsi was not
impersonating Ms His.  (That says as much about the security group as it
does about autocorrect, I suppose.)

Mike Markowski

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 9:38 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> Amen.  As a dyslexic (which most often shows when I'm typing as you folks
> have experienced) autocorrect generally is a PITA.   FWIW: Grammerly
> works well for me.  It underlines in dotted red and lets me look at what it
> thinks it should be - where I can accept it or not.
> Doug -- I agree DWIM was just silly.... UCB's Pascal system (pix) tried
> it also and let's just say it failed as I explain in a comment /answer on
> quora (
> https://www.quora.com/When-you-are-programming-and-commit-a-minor-error-such-as-forgetting-a-semicolon-the-compiler-throws-an-error-and-makes-you-fix-it-for-yourself-Why-doesn-t-it-just-fix-it-by-itself-and-notify-you-of-the-fix-instead
> ).
> Clem
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