SPOILED BY SPELLCHECK Believe it or not, the facility of spell-check on computers is spoiling me. Earlier whenever I had a doubt I would check the dictionary and correct it. It would register for a long time or may be forever. Now I do not have to remember spelling of even simple words. In fact I have started forgetting the spellings I had learnt and practiced over the years. I understand there will be a time when children will not be taught to write but to type. They will be made familiar with the alphabets and they will type all what they want to say. A day will come when there will be no hand written manuscripts. Same is problems with figures . I am talking about arithmetical figures and their application like additions, subtractions, divisions, multiplications, the easiest ones. I do not remember when was the last time I did these functions manually. The handy calculator does it for me. Now Sunder Pichai tells us that Google is adding a feature where the full sentence will be promoted in reply to a message. Like if some one asks me how are you? I a will be prompted to write -fine , how are you? Great ! Are modern gadgets leading us to dementia? Think it over.