Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's weird how your eyes and mind can play tricks on you

The following logo appeared on the bottom of this web page for a long, long time.  At least a year, probably closer to two:

Only now was it brought to my attention that it says "yetserday," not "yesterday." The funny thing is I showed the picture to several people before I even used it in the first place.  And a lot of others have clearly seen it since.  A whole bunch of readers have probably even clicked on it many times over (feel free to admit as much in the comment section if you like).

I have an avid and loyal staff of proofreaders who point out typos for me.  How did this one get by?  I guess it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who never saw it?  It's clearly some sort of bizarre optical illusion that the brain doesn't want to notice.  Here's the new version.

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