From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 02:22:07 CDT
Doug Ewell responded to Dean Snyder,
> James Kass pointed out that fears of large numbers of people adopting a
> Phoenician Unicode encoding would demonstrate the usefulness of the
> encoding. You responded that the same was true for Fraktur, even though
> there are no large numbers of people and no demand.
And no fear.
> You've sidestepped
> the question.
The choices were:
1) Ignore the question, maybe it'll go away
2) Sidestep the question, maybe nobody'll notice
3) Respond yes, thus agreeing that it would be the right thing
4) Respond no, thus denying the obvious, stating in effect that
many people welcoming and using a Phoenician range wouldn't
imply that a Phoenician range is proper
An alternative would be to deny the fear. But, this approach wouldn't
lead anywhere either, because if that fear wasn't very real indeed,
there wouldn't be any nebulous claims of potential future disruption
and chaos if the proposal were accepted.
So, sidestepping the question may not have been a bad choice.
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