Re: [OT] French Government Bans the Term 'E-Mail'

From: Chris Jacobs (
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 20:28:42 EDT

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    From: "Philippe Verdy" <>
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    Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 8:16 PM
    Subject: Re: [OT] French Government Bans the Term 'E-Mail'

    > On Monday, July 21, 2003 7:16 PM, Jon Hanna <> wrote:
    > > > 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.
    > >
    > > e-jit, iDiot, iMbecile.
    > Is it still a newgroup to discuss about the correct way to write a
    > language? I thought that Unicode members had more consideration
    > for the correct spelling and pronunciation of languages, and thought
    > it was important to preserve the cultural heritage and accuracy of
    > their transcription. Would Unicode turn into Unilang? Thanks then
    > we do not need Unicode to write English... Why not returning then
    > to the good old age of ISO646 (IA5)?

    I understand that you mean with "Unicode members" just everyone who
    subscribed to the list., and not e.g.
    only the people mentioned on
    In that case you should be aware that the list is open to everyone.

    And even only guarantees
    that the member in question payed his dues.

    Yet I myself consider it very cool to be mentioned on one page together with
    Adobe, Microsoft, and the Government of Pakistan.

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