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Re: How could RDDL be distributed ?
- From: Eric Bohlman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Steve Tinney <email@example.com>,James Robertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 01:47:55 -0600
1/17/01 1:39:29 AM, Steve Tinney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>As the original author of the insiderism comment to James, I stand by my
>point. Obfuscation by alpha-numeric abbreviation is *both* convenient
>to insiders *and* a barrier to outsiders. Proliferation of such
>abbreviations increases the socio-linguistic distance between insiders
>and outsiders. Such is life.
I have to agree here; the first time I saw a numberism ("i18n") I thought it
was cute, but as I see more and more of them they start to look like
expressions of nerdismo ("We're more comfortable with numbers than words and
we're *proud* of it!") which, at least for me, are a bit offputting and
conjure up images of 3l33t h4x0r slang ala B1FF.
For people trying to save their wrists, there *are* such things as keyboard
macros, abbreviation expanders, and search/replace commands...