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Tech Gone Wrong

Tech Tuesday from the Funny Biz files is filled with all that's wrong, and wronger, about technology.

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First, stop "auto correcting" me!

The other day I was tweeting about Zenyatta, and the spellcheck on my Blackberry changed her name to Snyder.

Nice.

Now there's a website (there's a website for everything!) where people can commiserate called DamnYouAutoCorrect!

Here we learn that someone who tried to type "Woot!" ended up with..."Apollonius". And when another person was asked to name a favorite dance form, the response was, "I like hookup a lot! I do it like four hours a day." Um, that was supposed to be "hiphop". (Warning: I saw one f-bomb on the site.)

Second, need to diagnose an STD but too embarrassed/cheap/busy to go to a doctor? There's an app for that.

Mobile phones in the UK may soon allow people to test for things like herpes and gonorrhea. "People who suspect they have been infected will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes..."

Really?

It's come to this?

Peeing on your phone?

Finally, only in America could someone who is out of a job attempt to get one by sitting in front of a live cam for 72 hours.

Tony Wittrein is seeking "to combine my lifelong knowledge of computer technology with my balanced job experience spanning across several different industries." When I last checked in, Tony was eating chili and had 58 hours to go.

(Thanks to my friend Jason Jepson in Austin for sending me these tidbits.)

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