ST Scroll Back on fat-finger errors: Losing billions in market value, earning ‘millions’ from typosquatting

British television presenter Richard Osman shared an embarrassing e-mail typo on Twitter, which prompted other people to tweet their own mistakes at him.
British television presenter Richard Osman shared an embarrassing e-mail typo on Twitter, which prompted other people to tweet their own mistakes at him. PHOTO: THE1971JB/TWITTER

It is something many of us have done before: Mash buttons wrongly and you get typos. 

Send a text or an e-mail with the mistakes, and it can lead to red faces. A polite message acknowledging how “busy” a person was turned into a creepy one about bosom size: “I appreciate that you’re very busty at the moment…”

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