Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Too often when I type out a url, the .com comes out as .vom, and then I backspace and change. It is one in a category of automatic mistypings that happen with me. For some reason, instead of typing Michael, I often type Micahel. My fingers substitute "es" at the end of some words with "ed", and "proposes" becomes "proposed", spoiling the tense and the romance entirely. For words that end with "in", my fingers sometimes add a "g" at the end, and Stalin becomes Staling. And I thing of how lucky I am that I wasn't born 40 years earlier, when writers used typewriters, which didn't have backspace buttons. I mean, I think.