You know, I really wish software developers spend less time solving things that are issues only in their minds and focused more on staying the heck out of my business.
A case in point is an incident with Gmail’s web mail that occurred earlier this week. I replied to a friend’s email and hit Send. Up popped this little box:
I actually stared at it for several seconds, first in confusion and then in disbelief. It’s bad enough that when I refer to someone as a stud muffin in an email body the next thing I know is I’m seeing ads for muffins. But when one of Google’s algorithms steps in to “correct” my actions, that’s just going beyond the beyond.
I clicked OK to send anyway, but fear for the future of humanity.