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Re: tel: or phone: (for the record)

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 15:19:56 +0900
Message-Id: <199809280627.PAA24061@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: www-international@w3.org
Cleaning up my mailbox, I found the comments below.
They had been sent to me personally, but I obtained
the permission to send them to the list without mentionning
the poster. In particular point 2) hasn't been mentionned yet,
and would be quite relevant if the debate was not already over.

Regards,   Martin.


> >> 1) In the context of a URx not all the words that start with tele
> >>    have the same relevance. Telescope etc.
> >> 
> >>    In terms of ADDRESS records (e.g. read business card) Tel is the 
> >>    canonical choice for abbreviating (voice) telephone nubers. 
> >>    (Fax and Telex are the canonical choices for some of the other
> >>     terms listed below, for non-address terms: TV)
> >> 
> >> 2) There is a reason why
> >> 	Telco
> >> 	Telekom
> >> 	etc.
> >>    and not 
> >> 	Phoneco
> >> 	Fonkom ?
> >>    are the usual names for companies whose core business is (or used
> >>    to be) telephone service.
> >> 
> >> 3) Finally, there are languages that use neither of the two greek roots;
> >>   Icelandic is an example. Training people who have learned http and
www to
> >>   learn tel is easy ;-)

> >> PS: I just saw a dirty truck. Someone had scrawled in the dust:
> >> www.washme.com
> >> If the web has penetrated the culture this deeply, people will indeed
> >> learn (a few) common nicknames for services they use most.	
Received on Monday, 28 September 1998 02:27:26 GMT

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