OT: excellent book on information theory

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Mon Jan 23 05:25:17 EST 2006

On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 17:15:21 -0500, val bykoski wrote:

> The existing (formal) language, being helpful, was created 
> hundreds years ago and of course needs an update.

How does this follow? Why does something need to be updated *just* because
it was created hundreds of years ago? Isn't it more likely that having
passed the test of time, something that old is going to be better than
some untested, untried new invention?


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