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Rick Schaut tries to explain why it was difficult to make Word’s Auto Formatter correctly guess what it should do, but his readers nailed the real reason: because the only certainty you have with something that acts differently each time you use it is that it will be wrong every time.

I learned something reading this article, though:

The fancy name for Word’s Auto Formatter is a “rule-based inference engine”

Silly me, I always thought it was a “Fool-based interference engine”.

Via Betalogue.

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