[dmd-beta] beta for dmd 2.042

David B. Held dave at wyntrmute.com
Tue Mar 16 22:54:28 PDT 2010

Bernard Helyer wrote:
> On 17/03/10 03:00, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> [...]
>> That's a hoax perpetrated by a chain mail with cherry picked words. 
>> Did you ever have trouble figuring "funk" out?
>> Andrei
> I tihnk you are crorcet. Tehse mdlide ltetres are vrey ipmornatt!

Which proves that we don't "ignore" the middle letters, per se; but 
rather, it is easier to reconstruct them.  Which, of course, means that 
our brains are willing to play fast and loose with what we see in order 
to fit what we expect.  And that is the real problem, because Walter saw 
exactly what he expected to see, rather than failed to see what was 
actually there.  If Walter were as dumb as a CCD, he would have no 
problems seeing accurately, but he would then write really crappy code.  
Can't have it all, I guess.


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