[bksvol-discuss] Re: Don't trust those spell checkers!

  • From: "Liz Halperin" <lizzers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 19:57:07 -0700

Amen, Mickey!!!!!

Liz Halperin
Seattle, WA

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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Don't trust those spell checkers!

There's been some discussion about scanning books and running them
the spell checkers. If the book gets a high rating, we assume good
and may or may not read the books.
The validator may do the same thing, leaving such interesting lines as:
parked my ear in the parking lot." and others that don't come to mind

I'm validating a book which has a lot of slight changes, and the ONLY
way to
catch them is to read the book. Proper names which could be Cary or
street names which need checking, and ears which drive around the city

I guess my point is really just not to trust our scanners and scanning
programs too far. These books still need to be read before we should put
them up for public consumption.


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