The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Screwed By Technology …

For someone who loves tech, I have an amazing history of being screwed over by it.

OK, it’s not really the technologies fault, but that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.

The reason I say this is because recently another bloody thing happened.

Admittedly it’s not as bad as the time predictive text changed ‘preso’ to ‘sperm’ [on an SMS I sent to a female client] or the time spellcheck didn’t catch me signing off an email to the global head of procurement at Disney with the words ‘retards’, instead of ‘regards’, but it’s still pretty good. Of course for good, read horrific.

So I got sent an email by a very, very, very influential music guru for some work I’m doing for the metal masters.

Better yet, he was inviting me to meet him and chat about some ideas we could maybe do together.

This was all kinds of brilliant news … or it was until predictive text decided the word I typed – ‘ace’ – was better represented with the word ‘adequate’, resulting in the most passive-aggressive, patronising response to a meeting request in the history of meetings requests.

Yes, I know this means I should read my emails before I press send, but I’ve decided the real moral of the story is don’t type emails on an iPhone because basically they are weapons of mass [relationship] destruction.

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I will send this to the iPhone team to remind them that there is always someone who find their intuitive interface complicated.

Comment by Bazza

they wont give a fuck, campbell is the exception to every fucking rule.

Comment by andy@cynic

I am available for product testing … at relatively reasonable rates.

Comment by Rob

You might love tech but reach doesn’t love you. Which is why I love tech.

Comment by DH

Andy’s rule of getting Kat to type and send all his emails doesn’t seem so stupid now does it.

Comment by DH

so stick all your years of smug smile bullshit up your fucking arse campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

Where he wrote EMAIL at the top of the note so Katerina knew what she had to do with it. Hahaha.

Comment by Rob

never looked a twat in any of my emails though did i/

Comment by andy@cynic

your fucking paymasters might be merchants of doom but i bet they find working with you the most frightening thing theyve ever fucking done.

Comment by andy@cynic

I think you might be right as this happened yesterday:

Comment by Rob

“how to lose friends and fucking alienate people” by rob campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

Sometimes your friend is your enemy.

Comment by George

What do you mean, sometimes?

Comment by Rob

May I ask who the music guru was?

Comment by George

Rubin.

Comment by Rob

hahahahahahahahahahahaha. thats made my fucking day.

Comment by andy@cynic

Oh Robert.

Comment by George

Delusions of adequacy.

Comment by John

I have not forgotten the little faux pas you had with me, Robert.

And you cannot blame technology for it.

Comment by Lee Hill

drunk on fucking cough sweets. it should be a joke. it is a joke. what a dick.

Comment by andy@cynic

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