Re: Term Asian is not used properly on Computers and NET

From: Thomas Chan (
Date: Wed May 30 2001 - 01:24:58 EDT

On Tue, 29 May 2001, David Gallardo wrote:

> Please excuse the unintended querulousness, but isn't the Greenwich meridian
> merely the reification of this bias?
> Nonetheless, and more to my point, the terms "Near East" and "Far East"
> were in use long before this.

There are also terms like "the West" or "Western" (world, languages,
civilization, etc) which have referents that are not completely west of
the Greenwich Meridian, whose usage cannot be simply explained or
justified by it.

Thomas Chan

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