Filename generation idiocy.doc

I didn’t create the title of this entry. It was generated for me.

The latest software features meant to aid us often end up vexing us instead. Take the automatic filename generating feature of word processors. Intended to “save time” by reading our mind, it takes more time to undo, and can lead to ludicrous filenames.

Try this:
1. Start with a blank document in Word.
2. Type something for a few lines, like: “Gee my editor is a dork. I wonder if he has a life outside of this blogworld…”
3. Save As.
4. Notice the filename generated by Word.

Eloquently posted by Geoffrey K. Pullum at Language Log.
“Filename Generation Idiocy.doc”

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