ATG Quirkies: We don’t make typos because we’re dumb. We make typos because we’re smart.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAt least that’s psychologist Tom Stafford’s take on those pesky slips of the keyboard that have subverted many “a carefully crafted message.” According to Mr. Stafford, “the reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart, …. It’s a very high level task.”

Of course it’s a little more complicated then that.  But you’ll have to read the article What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos from Wired to get the full skinny on why you’re quite not as dumb, or as careless, as you thought.

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