Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20150105)

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Jan 5 22:27:06 CST 2015

    > From: Rich Alderson

    > Kanji are *LOGOgrams*, expressing *words*, not *ideas*.

Since this is a list about antique computers, not about the technical minutiae
of written languages, I elected to use the word that would be familiar to
non-specialists, i.e. 'ideogram' (with the common meaning, not the specialist

    >> There is something called the 'iroha' ... It was used to teach writing

    > this poem was no longer used in schools

Which would be why I said it "was used to teach writing", not 'is used to
teach writing'.


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