An assessment of the Unicode standard

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at
Wed Sep 16 11:14:53 CEST 2009

r wrote:
>> Not that I agree that it would be a Utopia, whatever the language  - more like
>> a nightmare of Orwellian proportions - because the language you get taught
>> first, moulds the way you think.  And I know from personal experience that
>> there are concepts that can be succinctly expressed in one language, that
>> takes a lot of wordy handwaving to get across in another.  So diversity would
>> be less, creativity would suffer due to lack of cross pollination, and
>> progress would slow or stop.
> We already live in a Orwellian language nightmare. Have you seen much
> change to the English language in your lifetime? i haven't. A language
> must constantly evolve and trim the excess cruft that pollutes it. And
> English has a mountain of cruft! After all our years on this planet i
> think it's high time to perfect a simplified language for world-wide
> usage.

/LOL/, /GTFW/. After /googling/ on /the web/ for some time, /AFAICT/ 
English still accumulates words such as /"wtf"/, /"rofl"/, or /"pwned"/. 
/FYI/, language doesn't rot, /OTOH/ our brains do. /:)/

/CU/ /l8r/

Just my /$.02/

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