Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mental Auto-Complete - Need to find the off button

I spend enough time around a keyboard that I've found once I start typing a familiar word, my brain goes into a sort of auto complete mode, typing out the rest of what I normally type. It's basically a muscle memory thing - I may know the word I want to type, but my fingers might type something else.

For example, if I've been working on a schema for the last few days, and I want to type a message about scheme, I find myself constantly typing: schema <backspace> e throughout the message.

Surely this is a common brain thing right?

Boy did it nearly get me in a heap of trouble tonight.

Shira's on travel, and I was IM'ing her a good night message. I wanted to say miss you tons - but there's a problem. I work with Tonya, and send her quite a few e-mails.

So what do you think my brain auto-completed: I miss you ton... to? I came awfully close to typing tonya, but ended up instead with tonys. Whew, that was a close one.

Shira knew exactly what I did. I really need to find an off switch to this feature before I really get myself in hot water.

1 comment:

  1. It's all good, Tonya. No hard feelings. :)