Have a laugh at autocorrect fails

Technology, however helpful, can sometimes fail to deliver exactly what the user intends. You can get frustrated, or you can have a laugh at the situation. One site dedicated to spreading the humor of automatically corrected text function failures is www.damnyouautocorrect.com. As the name of the site suggests, its content is not always rated E for everyone, but for those whose humor allows for profane, suggestive or outright bawdy errors, the site can be good for a laugh. Not all content is adult in nature, but enough of it is that it might not be safe to share at work.

The fact that such a site exists, and that it regularly draws contributions, is a reminder to take a look at your communications before you share them — especially in situations where a mistake would not prompt a laugh.

“Let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge”

Malala Yousafzai, whom the Taliban tried to kill for her support of the right of all to be educated, addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday, reflecting on faith, education, extremism, and women’s rights.

A report released to coincide with the U.N.-declared Malala Day shows that many children are still without an education: 28.5 million of primary school age. A PDF of the report is here.

How do you stand up for the right to be educated and treated with dignity? Do you do it with peace and love? Or are you still working to learn that lesson?

Edited Sept. 1, 2013 with a new video link after the former link failed.