Did you ever think that critics take more delight in pointing out your little typos and brain slips than anybody else's? You're wrong. They take more delight in pointing out mine than anybody else's.

It could be because I make more typos and brain slips than anybody else. I have a kind of reading problem that forces me to interpret text in whole sentences (not only in English, in any language). If I see a single word on a board or sign, without any context, I'm very likely to read it wrong. In reading sentences I can make out the meaning without actually noticing whether all the words are spelled correctly. Nowadays there are spell-checkers to help me make somewhat fewer mistakes writing the kind of stuff that gets people like me mixed up. People who do not understand my addiction to computers perhaps don't know what it is like to try to read and write over the top of undecipherable lines, circles and squiggles without the aid of spelling machines and searching devices. Add to that the kind of errors that come from doing too many things at once, and you get typos and brain slips.

Fortunately, I have not yet found that any of the genuine errors (I contrast this to imaginary errors that have been misreported, or manufactured errors that can only be forced to appear by taking phrases out of context or giving them bizarre readings that were clearly not intended) that have anything to do with the substance of what I have written. None have given me any reason, yet, to revise my ideas outside of what I have already revised in my own writing.

To concentrate on genuine errors: