Re: io9 describes Unicode as one of the 10 most unlikely things influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 10:56:45 +0000

On 8 Dec 2012, at 10:07, Shriramana Sharma <> wrote:

> Well nice to hear, and of course you have contributed a lot to Unicode!
> But I fail to see the logical connection between Unicode as a technical standard and Tolkien! I hadn't heard about this website, but if they purport to write on science, but make such illogical deductions, I am not sure I'll be reading it much in future.

Their inference, it appears, is that had I not read Tolkien when I was 13 I would not be who I am today and the content of the Universal Character Set might be a lot different than it is.

Michael Everson *
Received on Sat Dec 08 2012 - 04:58:59 CST

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