From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 12:30:37 EDT
On 21/07/2003 09:00, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 10:59 -0400 2003-07-21, Patrick Andries wrote:
>> ----- Message d'origine -----
>> De: "Michael Everson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> 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 «
>> described ».
> *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.
Perhaps we should coin another set of artificial uWords for anything
uNicode compatible e.g. uMail, uPage, uFont... :-)
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Mon Jul 21 2003 - 13:13:53 EDT