My Take by Alex Lo
Autocomplete: how Chinese computing kills typing
- The overcoming of the input limitations of the English-language Qwerty keyboard led to worldwide computing and linguistic liberation, of which Chinese language input is a prime example
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.