Why Autocorrect Is Now Taobao at the Economist’s Daily Dispatch

Correction: In yesterday’s newsletter we referred to China’s equivalent of eBay as Taboo. The auction site is called Taobao. We have now turned off autocorrect on our computers. Apologies.

—Posted by Mike Feinsilber

Comments

  1. John Corcoran says:

    I understand why “The Economist” has rid itself of Autodefect, but for those of us with more miles than tread left on the tires, it serves a useful purpose. As the mind goes and strange words with meanings other than what I intended to type appear in my copy, I’m able to blame that technological gremlin maker instead of my own deficiencies. And that’s a real puss.

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