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[xml-dev] Marketplace XML Vocabularies

Michael Kay wrote
>>  I find it hard to imagine any sequence of symbols can convey 
information to someone
>> who has no prior knowledge that enables them to attach meaning to 
the symbols
>> unless perhaps the symbols are visual representations of objects 
that both
>> the sender and receiver are familiar with.

Pioneer 10 and 11 plaques:

If / when one of those plaques are found in the future, it will be 
quite interesting if the finder
is familiar with the symbols.

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