Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20150105)

js at cimmeri.com js at cimmeri.com
Tue Jan 6 11:03:23 CST 2015

Noel, those overly concerned with 
semantics will *always* jump at the 
chance to demonstrate their superior 
knowledge.  Their knowledge is indeed 
superior, but their inate need to 
demonstrate it is just as great.

On 1/5/2015 11:27 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      >  From: Rich Alderson
>      >  Kanji are *LOGOgrams*, expressing *words*, not *ideas*.
> Since this is a list about antique computers, not about the technical minutiae
> of written languages, I elected to use the word that would be familiar to
> non-specialists, i.e. 'ideogram' (with the common meaning, not the specialist
> one).
>      >>  There is something called the 'iroha' ... It was used to teach writing
>      >  this poem was no longer used in schools
> Which would be why I said it "was used to teach writing", not 'is used to
> teach writing'.
> 	Noel

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