From: David Possin (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Oct 12 2002 - 12:03:30 EDT
I c u rn't up 2 date - we R there - check chat & messenger - urgh
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From: "Kenneth Whistler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Origin of the term i18n
> > > Mark, I am curious why you find this term so distasteful? Is it the
> > > algorithm itself or just a general objection to acronyms and the like?
> > > something else entirely?
> > I find this particular way of forming abbreviations particularly ugly
> > obscure. It is also usually unnecessary; looking at any of the messages
> > brought up by Google, the percentage of 'saved' keystrokes is a very
> > proportion of the total count. And when it leaks out into the general
> > programmer community, it just looks odd.
> > For me, it is on the same order as using "nite" for "night", or "cpy"
> > "copy".
> u shuld just be glad u wont live to see the day when netspeak roolz
> and ur goofy language is rOxXoRed!
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