A spectre is haunting the world of manuscripts and even some published articles — the Spectre of Typos. All the powers of sleepless academics have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Authors, editors, proofreaders, and editing staff. To no avail, however, typos are forever coming back, haunting their dreams and summoning an army of track changes, sore regrets, and self-pities. A sense of awe/oh emerges before this undeniable existence of uncontrollable entities.

Two things result from this fact:

I. The spector is already acknowledged by all academics to be itself an immortal power.

II. It is high time that Google DeepMind or whatever AI pioneers should, before the wretched faces of the whole anxious authors, publish the plans, aspirations, and eagerness to help relieve their pain, and meet this misery tale of the Spectre of Typos with a manifesto that the AI giant will develop “TypoBusters” as soon as possible.

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