On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker
Since nobody was using teleprinters 500 years ago the introduction of
them here as a point of difference is ridiculous.
And the idea that HTML is any less stable than the hacks people have
developed to make non-ASCII characters work in ASCII is totally
absurd. We can reasonably expect that within the next ten, twenty
years, handwriting recognition will render such hacks obsolete and the
memory of them will be as obscure as Morse code is today.
I'd love to see you trapped in a basement after an earthquake with
only a stick trying to remember how to tap S-O-S.
Hard to believe but Morse is still in use and required for certain
classes of radio operators.
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