Marion Gunn scripsit:
> I do not understand John Cowan's anger,
Your words amounted to this: that you boycotted the Unicode Conference
and encouraged others to do the same because you believed Reinhard
Schäler unfit to represent Ireland by reason of his national origin.
As an American and a cosmopolitan, such a message does indeed make me angry.
> I am not ashamed to display a conference nametag displaying clearly my
> country of origin,
Neither would I be. Indeed, I am accustomed to be proud not only of my
U.S. citizenship but also of my Irish name and ethnic origin. My
brother, though born in the U.S., is also an Irish citizen by right of birth.
In the context of an international conference, it is surely the organization
that one represents that is relevant. Again I raise the example of Mr.
Everson: did you expect him to wear a nametag saying "Ireland/U.S."?
Would it have led to anything but confusion if he had done so?
> I do not feel at all comfortable continuing with this discussion,
Feel free to stop at any time; I shall not pursue you beyond that limit.
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