Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 19, 2005, 5:58|
On Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 04:43 , Joseph a.k.a Buck wrote:
>> You may have a deadline - but, alas, an impossible project
>> won't even make Sai's suggested end of September deadline.
> I suggest not surrendering to the assertions of others,
I haven't - I was not being entirely serious. So far I haven't seen any
reason to think a non-linear fully 2D writing system is impossible. But it
might take a life-time or two to get right. On a practical level, I would
not at the moment predict when I will come up with any workable prototype(
> but using them only
> as additional hypothetical data. The merit in pursing a non-linear
> might come from as much from failures as successes - or degrees of
> Moreover, don't let armchair "science" (a.k.a hypotheses) displace actual
> attempts & tests.
Indeed not - after all, what is the point of there being an hypothesis if
it is not to be tested?
>> For that matter, it might serve as a test of competing
>> theories of thought. If a system accurately mirrors the
>> theory, then the one that is more accurate should also be the
>> one with higher comprehension, retention,
>> quick-comprehension, etc. rates, and be more robust against a
>> game of Telephone.
> This I can get behind, which it is why I'm eager to see the results of the
I am eager to see the results of the competition, even if I have nothing
worthwhile to contribute. It is obvious that there are different ideas
about the way to handle 2d writing; it will be interesting to see
> I had hoped to make my own contribution, but alas I've not
> yet found a free CAD that will allow me to create, rotate and morph my own
Oh - if that's your only problem, you are fortunate - I hope you do find a
free CAD that will allow you to do these things.
"A mind which thinks at its own expense will always
interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760