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Archive for March, 2010

I despise typeahead options. In conversation with a friend, it would drive most people crazy if their friend kept finishing their sentences for them, or worse providing them with options! Yet we program computers to do this to us. Nothing disrupts my train of thought worse than suddenly being reminded of the last seven things I was doing when I typed the same letters. Today I had a question for a friend. As soon as I type the word ‘question’, gmail suggests all sorts of questions I could ask her that I’ve asked other people in the past – none of which has anything to do with the email I wish to write! And yes, I do turn off typeahead in all my desktop applications but cannot in otherwise highly useful web apps such as gmail. Ah well – at least we can still rant.