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Episode 92 - Predictive Text




Hey.  Y'know what really grinds my gears?  Predictive text.

I hate predictive typing, I hate word completion, I basically hate any time a machine tries to tell me what to do, suggest things for me, or think it knows what I want better than me.  This meshes with my rant on autoplay and algorithm video suggestions.  I don't particularly mind predictive text and auto complete for texting on mobile, but I especially hate these features on a desktop or laptop word processor.  I hate when I'm writing prose and the computer basically tries to write it for me.  I know what I want to say.  F*cking back off.

I hate these features because it really disrupts my mental flow.  I find it extremely distracting when the auto complete and suggestions pop up, and it breaks my thought train.  Sometimes I have the words in my head, and then I'll start typing the wrong word because the computer suggested something I didn't want!  F*ck OFF.

I really hate it when I specifically decide to break the rules of grammar or punctuation as an artistic choice to achieve a specific style or expression, and the computer has the audacity to change it, and sometimes I can't even undo it!  I change it back, and the computer fixes it again!  And sometimes I accidentally enter the suggestions and have to delete them!  Get the f*ck out of here, you damn machine.  Leave me alone.  Let me write it how I want!  :Cozy:

Here's how I want my word processor to work: input the keystrokes I make, exactly as I make them.  No less, and no more.  Period.  At the end, I will run spell check and grammar check IF I WANT TO, and I will choose to correct or change things IF I WANT TOCapiche?  I mean, this really extends to the entire computer.  I want my computer to do what I say, when I say, how I say, where I say, no more no less.  Do nothing unless I tell you to, and do exactly what I say and nothing else, got it?

Don't tell me what to watch, and don't tell me what to type.  Listen up, Skynet.  Here's how it goes: I know what I want to watch, and I know what I want to say, and how I want to say it, so back off and DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!  :glimmer:

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