“Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs”

“I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervitsy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed tihs psas it on!!”

lol It’s also much harder to type than to read, as unconsciously my mind was trying to correct the misspelled words as I wrote them down. I think this message impacts two strong lessons: The first, fundamentally as humans we think of things as concepts and ideas rather than technicalities and ultra-analytical. The second, is that as we review or rewrite another’s work, we subconsciously try and solve previous problems, making the end result better, and thus more meaningful. I think this is a powerful point to be made, especially on The Internet where we can share content so easily. We can all constantly review, comment, and inspire the next great idea, all contributing, all evolving, together.

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