Monday, October 3, 2011

IMHO NSFW LOL

With all the talk about written English being ruined by texting, I thought this snippet from James Burke's Connections 2 was interesting. Apparently, since writing contracts in pen and ink longhand was so cumbersome in the past, people abbreviated everything they could, making it hard for us to read today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcSvjw5R9yw&feature=player_detailpage#t=296s

With the advent of printing, that was no longer the case. So really, we're just going back to basics with all our screwy texting. Intersting too is his point about a new technology always resembling the thing it replaces.

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