From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 22:40:12 CST
Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:
>>> Perhaps most importantly, should I be worried that you posted this
>>> on April 1? :-)
>> I thought he was joking last year when he proposed INVERTED
>> INTERROBANG, in a proposal form with "2005-04-01" sprinkled all over
>> the place -- in bold even -- but it's been approved by UTC.
> John Jenkins and I are serious, though we chose to present an
> enjoyable proposal on an enjoyable day.
This is going to come across like telling Beethoven how to write a
I think if I were ever to write a serious encoding proposal for a
character such as INVERTED INTERROBANG, or a script or glyph set such as
Phaistos, that could raise the slightest doubt as to whether I was
serious or joking, I would want to go far, FAR out of my way to avoid
associating the proposal with April 1. Under no circumstance would I
want that date appearing on my document.
Michael, having written hundreds of such documents, is probably a lot
more confident than I would be about whether people take him seriously.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California, USA http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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