Do Not Try This One at Home.
The following paragraph appeared under "Corrections" in the April 22, 2005 edition of the New York Times:
"Because of a computer malfunction, an article in Business Day yesterday about negotiations to resume American beef exports to Japan misspelled three names. The ambassador to Japan, who commented, is J. Thomas Sohieffer not Schaeffer. Japan's ambassador in Washington, who has met with American law-makers, is Ryozo Kato, not Rizzo. A political consultant who discussed the implications of the talks is John F. Carbaugh Jr., not Car Baugh.
Computer Malfunction? What? The reporter hit the wrong keys? The editor read article with his eyes closed? And what good is a computer if it "malfunctions" not once, not twice, but three times in one article.
Funny the errors are all on names, something the spell checkers are not always a lot of help on. To err is human, but to blame it on the computer is also human.