Is Auto Correction Intellectual Property theft?
That's my question. If you using an app you know Auto Corrects and you enabled it, that's fine, but what about then if you post something to a system that does not advertise it has the feature and your post, your thoughts, your intentions, come out mangled and does not represent your original thought true to form?
To me that's the same as stealing.
It happened a few minutes ago while posting on a blog for Macs. It was a tutorial on how to install Windows 7 on a Mac. No where on the site does it say such an auto correct system is in use.
My comment was that this encourages piracy of Windows 7 - most of the Mac users reading the blog use a 30 dollar Snow Leopard that already does everything they need.
(yes folks, Apple operating systems are really that cheap compared to 200 for Windows 7, this is because for years Apple has made it's money on the hardware, so they sell the OS cheap)
I do not see most Mac users going out then and spending 200 dollars just to run a copy of Windows 7 on their Macs. I feel this must encourage piracy.
Anyway, I noticed when it posted, many of the words were changed to more "politically correct" words, for instance "wrong" was changed to Incorrect and "big" was changed to Huge. There were many more. I do not feel the auto corrects choice of words accurately represents my thoughts and in fact it demeans and undermines my message. Isn't this the same as stealing my original intellectual property?