Update on Obama

Hello IGWers,

I recently reported on the Obama as Osama misspelling. Good news for the Obama camp. I checked Hotmail today and the misspelling comes up as mamba or Alabama.

I guess Microsoft doesn’t want to decide unless he is president.

Keep going Obama.

Hondo

Bad News for Obama via Hotmail

Hello IGWers,

We enter the world of politics for this innovation gone wrong. The product is Microsoft’s Hotmail. The program replaces Obama’s last name with Osama. Replacing a presidential candidate’s last name with America’s number 1 terrorist target is a big deal. The issue is further compounded as some pundits and opposition candidates are mispronouncing it on purpose.

The problem is also a huge deal as hotmail has 240 million users and this issue could get bigger before it gets worse. Good news for the Obama camp is that Microsoft is looking into correcting spell check. Bad news for Obama is that the pundits are not going to lay off of mispronouncing his name. Oh well, this is the world of politics, nothing comes easy.

To more appropriate spellings!

Hondo