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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 6/15/2018

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  01:50 AM

Two amusing examples of computer-generated editorial mayhem. The first is a price tag from an instrument at Guitar Center:



Some deal, eh?

Then I noticed this on a receipt I got at Safeway the other day. Apparently it was having some trouble figuring out who had rung me up:


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