From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 12:00:33 EDT
At 10:59 -0400 2003-07-21, Patrick Andries wrote:
>----- Message d'origine -----
>De: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
>> At 19:56 -0400 2003-07-20, Patrick Andries wrote:
>> >Obviously, the AP has found someone to say it is artificial.
>> Of course, all language is artificial.
>Well, at least all new words that can be traced to someone can be so «
*All* words must be traced to someone. They do not grow on trees.
>I also wonder if anybody in the US said to the
>inventor of email or any new word : this is
>artificial. It seems somewhat nonsensical or at
>least tautological for any newly coined word.
eBook, e-mail, eBay, e-money, and all that gunk.
I suppose we could do without them. Even Apple's
gone weird about it. I don't know what the "i" in
the iLifestyle suite (iChat, iPhoto, iBook,
iThis, iThat) means.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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