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Re: controlled use of language

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 06:49:38 -0700
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To: lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
At 10:16 PM 5/15/2002 -0700, lisa Seeman wrote:
>controlled use of language

Who will control the controllers? If it is to be some version of the French 
Academe, they must be prepared for forms of ridicule/satire beyond anything 
presently available.

"Let me make one thing perfectly clear" almost invariably precedes some 
simplistic (how's that for demagoguery?) spout.

Further, the "anticipated development of symbolic language" has been 
underway for millennia with the results we indulge in here. If the notion 
of Bliss Symbols or ASL or hieroglyphics or whatever is the model for this 
development we have nothing to fear - instead of being "six months away" it 
will actually recede further/faster and become more improbable as language 
grows ever richer.

So to "Be prepared for it to be a long process." is a matter of *forever* 
because it ain't gonna happen.

As Dave Pawson would indicate (on another list)
-1 (that's a definite "nay" vote).

Lisa is almost certainly one of my favorite minds on this WG, but this is a 
terrible waste of her talent.


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