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A digital hive sits on your computer
desktop and hums contentedly, if you
decide to turn on its noise making feature.
Bees come and go happily attending to the
needs of the digital flowers that you have
placed around your screen's peripheries.
All is well and in perfect harmony, but if
you poke the nest with your cursor, an
angry swarm emerges and begins to
surround whatever block of text on which
you have been working. Moving
methodically along the lines, offending,
misspelt words are repeatedly stung into
submission, and either corrected or
dispatched to the bottom of the screen in
the form of broken, twitching letter
Once spell checking is complete, a few
puffs from the digital smoker will pacify
the swarm, and they can be shepherded
back to the confines of their hive.
The extra words, and twisted remnants of
the offending letters can now be swept up
and placed on the compost heap for
feeding the flowers.
Bees as storage mechanism
About halfway down the para [bibliotaphist, Sep 04 2006]
Flann O'Brien play Rhapsody in Stephen's Green
Scroll down to November 26, 2004 entry [xenzag, Sep 04 2006]
||In advanced mode, the bees could do a complex dance that tells you the distance and direction to the spelling error.
||Do you get a pot of honey for every 1000 words without an error?
||Insert Pratchett reference here ... [link]
||//How about they sting you (with and electric shock through the keyboard) when you spell it wrong. After a while you won't need it at all and your nest will be nice and quiet.//
||That's what the halfbakery is for, remember? My spelling has improved 120% since I started reading/ typing here. Math and grammar, on the other hand...
||the Pratchet reference is interesting...
but his notion of using ants/bugs is
new - Flann O'Brian, wrote of such
matters when describing a society of
ants, in a lost play called Rhapsody in
||Am I missing something? This is no more (or less) than a pun, correct?
||are you missing something ? yes you are
missing something. This is not a pun, it's
an idea for a piece of software, which is
why it's subtitled "Spell checking
||I don't make up puns, they occur naturally.
And besides the title would not be a pun,
but more of a homonym (in its zoological
meaning capacity) if you wish to engage in