I think this is worth saving. While speaking about efficiency in the workplace (or rather the typical lack thereof) with Char, the topic of computers and automation came up as it always seems to do with me. She made a good point, namely that proofreading is not (yet) desireable to automate, and likely never would be.
Nevertheless, silly technical mistakes like typos and incorrect spelling should be a thing of the past thanks to spell checkers and the like built into most good computer word processing applications these days. Unfortuantely, few people really use these tools to their fullest advantage. This whole topic can probably be a series of posts on its own, but for now I’ll just save this one snippet from the conversation:
Spell check is the best thing since sliced bread, but you still gotta spread your own butter!