Re: [OT] Freedom and organization (was RE: help needed with addin g ne w character)

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Fri Mar 19 2004 - 08:57:31 EST

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    On 19/03/2004 05:21, Marco Cimarosti wrote:

    >Peter Kirk wrote:
    >>Come to think of it, a not very large group of them with a
    >>bit of money behind them could buy enough votes to outvote
    >>the corporations and destroy Unicode -
    >Yes, right, interesting possibility! Not that much money either: a single
    >punk rock concert would probably raise enough funds.
    >But, before I propose this to the World Wide Anarchist Consortium, could you
    >please mention at least valid motive for the action? They would object that,
    >as the anarchists are by nature anti-nationalistic and internationalist, the
    >anarchist on-line forums and web sites tend to be multi-language, and
    >Unicode is quite an useful tool for that.
    >_ Marco
    Well, I thought they were anti-big corporations as well. And one thing
    they could do with their votes would be to overthrow the stability
    guarantees which are making it hard to tidy up some loose ends for
    practical language work - and in doing so destroy some large corporate
    databases, if I understand things rightly.

    Of course I wouldn't dream of proposing such a course of action, just an
    interesting speculation!

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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