If I weren’t so lazy, I might switch to Open Office.
to B or not to b
capitalization and its discontents: why does my word processor upper-case Zoloft but not paxil?
By Roger Parloff
“like many people, I don’t use capital letters when I type e-mail. but when I got a new computer a few months ago, it had Microsoft software that automatically capitalizes the first letters of some words. (I’m using it now.) early on, I noticed some oddities. I was writing an e-mail to a friend about the campaign-financing scandals of the Clinton administration, and I referred to a very peripheral figure named Pauline konchanalak, whose last name I inadvertently misspelled. on second reference, I happened, with equal inadvertence, to spell her name correctly. but this time the surname popped up as Kanchanalak! Microsoft knew to capitalize Kanchanalak and yet not konchanalak!”