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Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question


From: Gian Uberto Lauri
Subject: Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:53:07 +0100

Emanuel Berg writes:
 > Rusi <address@hidden> writes:
 > 
 > > On a different note... For 50 years CS has been
 > > living in the impoverished world of ASCII.
 > > This makes people think CS and math are more far
 > > apart than they essentially/really are.
 > 
 > ASCII is sufficient for all computer use that is
 > indeed computer use.

If "computer use" means "computer programming", your sentence may be
true.

If "computer use" means "using a computer in everyday work", then
the sentence is "a bit" wrong.

 > Why do you think mankind abandoned the iconographic
 > baby-steps of the old Sumerians?

There is a remarkable number of people that still uses ideograms.

And the evolution of writing you refer to is bound more to
writing technology and speed of writing.

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