Suggestions for "improving" the spelling of English words for a very long time, but, except for the accursed Noah Webster, the plans have gone nowhere. The written words tell a great deal about the word and the history of the language in the spelling; changing the spelling would lose that information. Then there the question of which pronunciation should be used. Which reminds me of the common mispronunciation of "router"; which many people call by a term that I call a certain woodwroking tool. English has developed organically, and it would be best to allow it to continue to do so, but we should teach the people who set up the MSFT Word spellchecker how to spell.
Isn't Ken Smith's idea worth accepting? Isn't it the time to adopt humanistic approach and free students from the atrocities of spellings? Technology has changed the way we live and think. It has initiated change in the way we spell our spellings. Isn't it a good idea to simplify obsolete and confusing spellings? Isn't it an idea whose time has come?
No, completely disagree. Modern technology has made it easier than ever to spell. Why change now. Come on, let's not lower standards, it makes for shoddy work. And I say this as someone who has been known to mispell quite often.