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That must make rehosting the Egyptian information into new
media quite challenging.
Why were the Chinese more prescient and competent?
Media types? Information types? Cultural emphasis?
From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:
> Oh well... I guess we'll put together a
> tomb robbing party sooner or later.
> XML is YetAnotherNotation. I wonder
> how hieroglyph engravers kept it all
They didn't, and it would be surprising if they had done so, what with
a three-thousand-year time depth and a vocabulary of thousands of signs.
Chinese is almost as old and has lots more signs, but is also more systematic
and has a more unified tradition.