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Re: Non-linear full-2d writing (again)

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 9:11
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 R A Brown wrote:
> > Yahya Abdal-Aziz wrote: > [snip] > > > > Philosophy ... ! Maybe the cart is before the horse? What do you want
a 2D
> > writing system FOR? What > > is the purpose of such a system? What advantages do you expect from
> > two rather than one dimension? > > I think you would find the first NLF2DWS thread both interesting & > informative. It took place mainly during May 2005 and into the beginning > of June. You will find these questions answered. > > > Are we just trying to create such a thing > > because, like a clever programmer, we can? > > There is IMO little doubt that some 2D systems are basically created for > that reason - but that is certainly not Sai had in mind, and I agree > with him in referring to these systems as not _fully_ 2D. > > But, as I said, I suggest having a browse through "Non-linear full-2d > writing - Part 1" :) > > [snip] > > > >>Aren't conversations linear by definition? > > > > > > Not in my house or extended family! > > :-)
Ray, It seems we never learn! Just today I answered a member of another list rather tartly because (I thought) he wrote implying that one of my posts was lacking in a reasonable motivation. Yet just yesterday I may have unintentionally implied that Sai's quest for 2D writing systems was poorly motivated ... Sai, Humble apologies! I'm sure your reasons for wanting a 2D writing system are much better than mere technical capability. And your latest posts on this topic are more concerned than ever with the idea of writing expressing a gestalt, with higher- level connections. Sometimes I thinnk the ideal poem would be like that - a simple, integrated whole. Indeed, I hadn't yet joined this list in May, so I had better follow Ray's advice and look up the original thread. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.375 / Virus Database: 267.14.22/238 - Release Date: 23/1/06