AI writing tools do not (yet) include artificial common sense, accuracy or tact

One pitfall of new technology is people quickly come to rely on it to perform functions it simply doesn’t do. I recall the spellchecker gaffes decades ago, when optimistic writers assumed a document was error-free because they’d hit “spell check.” A book author was once very surprised when I found an embarrassing error — see,…
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WWTLD: What Would Ted Lasso Do?

It was a Friday evening, and my husband had had a particularly difficult work week. He was salty, to say the least, and after hearing an irreverent interview with Brendan Hunt, writer and co-creator of “Ted Lasso,” I suggested the 35-minute comedy may be something to pull him out of his doldrums. I like being…
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Never judge a contest by its cover

Last month I had the honor of judging entries from the American Advertising Federation – Great Lakes Bay Region (AAF-GLBR) for their upcoming ADDY awards, which is the first step to a national award. This was my first time judging and it was a fun, eye-opening experience. I learned quite a bit and wanted to…
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