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

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Monday, January 30, 2006, 16:51
David G. Durand wrote at 2006-01-30 11:14:52 (-0500)

 > Jefferson signed off the list, finding it unfriendly and
 > uninteresting, which makes me regret my sharpness, as I think with
 > communication in place, the discussion could have continued in an
 > interesting direction. Like Sai, I'd never considered making a
 > language out of a uniform grid and connectivity pattern that could
 > be filled with symbols as needed.

I don't think you have anything to regret.  Your analysis of the
problems of the thread was perceptive, and much less sharp than what
had already been exchanged.

It's certainly a pity that he left.  I think his insights could have
been productive, if he'd been willing or able to recognize that his
audience was unfamiliar with his underlying mathematical formalism,
and adapt his mode of expression accordingly.   I almost posted to
make this point yesterday - I wish I had, now, perhaps it would have
made a difference.


R A Brown <ray@...>