July 18, 2013
You Can Do Better Than “Sent from My iPhone”

"Sent from my iPhone"
It began as a humblebrag and an excuse. It meant, “I am using an expensive mobile device to send this email, so please don’t judge my spelling errors, lack of punctuation, or clipped sentences.”
These signatures, automatically generated, would not have been an auspicious place to look for creativity or wry humor. And yet, it seems like every other day I come across someone who has crafted a little message that says and does a lot more than beg forgiveness and flaunt status.
My sister’s always cracks me up: “Sent from a phone. Regularly foiled by autocorrect. But duck it.”
I’ve seen it hundreds of times and I love it each time. (I read it in my sister’s voice in my head — “But duck it.” — and I laugh.)
Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

You Can Do Better Than “Sent from My iPhone”

"Sent from my iPhone"

It began as a humblebrag and an excuse. It meant, “I am using an expensive mobile device to send this email, so please don’t judge my spelling errors, lack of punctuation, or clipped sentences.”

These signatures, automatically generated, would not have been an auspicious place to look for creativity or wry humor. And yet, it seems like every other day I come across someone who has crafted a little message that says and does a lot more than beg forgiveness and flaunt status.

My sister’s always cracks me up: “Sent from a phone. Regularly foiled by autocorrect. But duck it.”

I’ve seen it hundreds of times and I love it each time. (I read it in my sister’s voice in my head — “But duck it.” — and I laugh.)

Read more. [Image: Alexis Madrigal]

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