Re: http charset labelling

Masataka Ohta (mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp)
Tue, 6 Feb 96 12:23:24 JST


From: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp>
Message-Id: <199602060323.MAA15768@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: http charset labelling
To: PeterPaul.Sint@oeaw.ac.at (Peter Paul Sint)
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 96 12:23:24 JST
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <v01530504ad3c6b9c399c@[193.170.88.66]>; from "Peter Paul Sint" at Feb 6, 96 4:06 am

> At one time I defended the use of capital letters against (more expensive)
> use of line printers which included lower case letters.

You were saying that people should use nothing more than computers
of good old days can produce.

You were wrong.

Don't let people serve computers.

> Today I know I was wrong: Computers should serve the people and not
> an international standard, technical appropriateness, or an abstract demand
> for international brotherhood.

Now, you are saying that people should accept anything computers
today can produce.

You are wrong again.

Don't let people serve computers.

> All this has a cost - in money, in time, in training, in hardware etc.

No, it is a human problem.

							Masataka Ohta