!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sun Apr 9 01:15:16 2000

Easy, now! Study of birds is ornithology. Orthography is spelling. Please
see additional wisecracks embedded below.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2000 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: !Re: Nuke Redmond!

> >Though computers have relieved us of the burden of learning proper
> >orthography, it's well remembered that the spelling gives indication as
> >the meaning only if it's correct.
> What does the study of birds have to do with language? ;) How many sides
> does an orthogon have anyway?
>From the look of it I'd say it has jointed sides, however many that would
> The basic problem is that technologists often have no respect for
> or any other "soft" science. Hence the creation of jargon, which is best
> never considered "english", but it still gets used so tough.
Well, it's best to reserve the designation of language to what most of us
use. The English language has the facilities to allow us to express quite
precisely what we want or need to say. It seldom happens, though. I
remember mentioning a few weeks back that with the trend toward minimalism
in vocabulary, we'll be trying to interpret meaning from inflections on the
single monosyllabic grunt we'll be using in another 30 years or so.
> Slew is a dandy term, anybody working with operational amplifiers knows it
> refers to the rate of change of a signal, the slew rate.
Yes, and that's in teravolts per femtosecond, right?
Received on Sun Apr 09 2000 - 01:15:16 BST

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