Well I disagree... not on principle, because I'm the first to labor over spelling a grammar, etc.Not true at all. Some may be accepting of it but not all. SMS, email, and forums are not an excuse to not use proper spelling and/or grammar. Both were in decline long before electronic communication took off, but that doesn't mean it should get worse. I'm starting to wonder if homonyms are even taught anymore as so many people misuse them, not just occasionally but constantly.
BUT ...there is such a thing as beating a dead horse - and your head against a damn wall to boot.
In this medium it just doesn't matter simply because MOST people are not going to give a hoot how particular you are, personally. I know about writing, been doin' it for pay at times over some years. With that said, I defy ANYONE to put out anything over 200 words without an error or two. It's a rare event when someone can do that, even among the best writers. And this medium just does not lend itself to fine editing, especially since none of us has a copy-editor looking over our shoulders as we share our experiences online.
As far as the model number I was admittedly going off of my memory which obviously failed me. But my whole point is if the reader gets what you were saying in the first place, why the fuss? ...Much ado over nothing, in my view. It seems a bit anal to go around correcting everyone on grammatical mistakes or spelling errors all your life. I certainly have better things to do with my time. Meanwhile, I imagine, some have nothing else to do, or it's simply how they "get off" - making others feel cheap with their "cheap shots."
Moreover, the last comment goes straight back to the stated correction over the Motorola's W376G's naming reference, and its not-too-hidden, obvious intent.
About 60 - 70 percent of most dialog is carried in underlying context, which is usually the first thing that gets lost in any subsequent analysis. It's just like in art, "form before detail" - overall presentation is almost everything. I can show you 3 or 4 errors in most books published professionally, and in some publications even more - or in most professionally written letters at least one mistake. Case in point, I just saw two glaring errors on one single Web-page for a cable TV network's splash page.
...What's the point?
You can't fix the world, those who try are chasing windmills. My point...