Dean Williams

Author of Game Of Thrones still uses DOS - No-one told him you can turn auto-correct off!

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I read something absolutely hilarious on BBC news today, the author of Game Of Thrones (George RR Martin) has confessed that he uses DOS to write the series and does not like modern machinery, not because hes comfortable with DOS or because his eyesight is affected by the 32-bit colours of modern displays. Not even because he likes his retro technology.

The reason... He does not like how modern computers auto-correct spelling.

Yes that is the reason and only reason, I feel sorry for him that nobody has bothered to explain that you can turn the auto-correct off... What a fool!

He went on to say "I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lower case letter and it becomes a capital. I don't want a capital. If I'd wanted a capital, I'd have typed a capital. I know how to work the shift key. Stop fixing it."

Again if we are talking Microsoft Word, why not turn off the grammatical tools - it does really surprise me that this guy can actually write anything popular, witty or smart with his complete lack of Google skills.

I've not watched Game Of Thrones, and after reading this I think I will pass on even trying to watch it - I might forget how to turn my computer on if I do!

Author: Dean Williams

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