Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Would It Be In Bad Taste If I Downloaded The Braille App?

My text game is raggedy at best. Back in the days where you had to type each individual letter on those heavy ass brick phones, it took me roughly 15 minutes to send a coherent text out. And by coherent I mean, “Yo wut r u up 2 2day.” Then QWERTY keyboards (took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what that meant) came along and made things easier/complicated. While you can type way faster, accuracy suffered. Basically it was the Michael Vick of texting innovations. And when T9/predictive text came out, shit hit the fan:

“Mom, what’s for asshole tonight?”
“Oh my god, I’m sorry, I definitely meant dinner”

I’m currently rocking SWYPE which is the laziest form of text messaging to hit the scene. It’s essentially for people that refuse to talk on the phone and give a fuck less how accurate their texts are. The system reads your finger as it “swipes” across the touch screen keyboard and literally assumes what you want to say. It’s right like 85% of the time, but that other 15% gets real weird. I’m pretty sure I’ve sacrificed the difference between “your” and “you’re” and have replaced yes with “yeaaaaaaaaa.” Oh well, just cracking eggs and making omelettes. So the question is would I look like an asshole no-look texting with my hands using an app meant for the blind?

I’m saying what no one else wants to say; the Braille app is a game changer. You don’t have to look at the screen, press buttons, or correct yourself. A robot that thinks you’re visually impaired does all of that for you. It may look bad on paper, but think about people that walk on wheelchair ramps and press the handicap button to open doors because their arms are tired. Are we socially persecuting them?

If I get a few angry stares, maybe I’ll stop, but until then, Dub J is getting his touch-screen Braille on.

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  1. Anonymous said... February 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Why wouldn't a blind person just use Siri???

  2. Dub Jeezy said... February 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    siri's a bitch. she'd mess up a blind person's texts on purpose just because she's bored.

  3. Anonymous said... February 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    I've sent some colorful accidental texts to my parents

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