Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i humor
The Rational Developer for System i blog has this to say about the auto correct feature of Microsoft Office products:
I don’t know how many times a day I have to hit Ctrl+z to undo Word or PowerPoint’s “auto correction” of my i to an I (as in Rational Developer for I, Rational Team Concert for I, or IBM I). So I finally bit the bullet and removed those auto-correction rules since I don’t generally write about myself in Word or PowerPoint. Honestly, i have no idea why it took me so long
Conspiracy theorists would argue that it’s a Microsoft attempt to undermine the IBM System i platform. Grammarians would disagree. It is definitely an annoyance, as I can attest to when writing stories. I type System i, Word changes it to System I, I go back and change it to i. I have not yet shut off auto correct, but I think I will whenever I’m writing a System i story on the future. See, this is another problem with the System i. When you used to write AS400, it would never change that to I.