Predictive text – a help or a hindrance?

by juliecround

Recently I have come across more and more ridiculous errors in print which I can only put down to the use of predictive text.
When I send articles to be printed I expect them to be reproduced correctly but strange things happen. For instance a Roman villa became a Roman village and a centre became a school. Is this down to prescriptive text?
I often have to stop the computer finishing words for me but accurate proof reading should discover these errors.
Maybe we are all in too much of a hurry to study what we have printed properly?