Microsoft Word Doesn’t Know Who Obama Is

I got up early to blog about the inauguration. I scrapped three posts. What to say? In the process, I discovered that the spell check function on Microsoft Word doesn’t have “Obama” in its lexicon. Instead, it offers “Osama” as a possible correction. It’s not unlike the stories we’ve heard about the Clinton staff removing “W” from all keyboards before handing over the keys to the Bush administration. Someone should let the folks at Microsoft’s Washington Office know that Word sorely needs an update.