From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Oct 10 2002 - 14:57:32 EDT
Markus Scherer scripsit:
> Nice story, similar to the one with Gary Miller. It seems like we have three stories of origin now (with mid-'80s DEC).
> The i18n.com version does not date the MIT meeting, does it?
Well, independent or stimulus-diffused reinvention isn't ludicrous; in
fact, I can testify that it actually happened. At one point, before I
had firmly learned the acronym "i18n", I found myself remembering that
there was an acronym of that style and having to count the letters myself,
and at least once "l14n" instead of "l10n" got into a posting of mine,
perhaps influenced by c14n = "canonicalization", for which the oldest
Google Groups entry is only 1999. Did I invent "c14n" independently,
or by stimulus diffusion, or by seeing it and forgetting it? I just
-- Only do what only you can do. John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> --Edsger W. Dijkstra, http://www.reutershealth.com deceased 6 August 2002 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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