* william bright
| in all the discussion of "featural" systems, i find it strange that
| there is so little mention of pitman shorthand or gregg shorthand,
| which were once used daily by thousands of people.

For my part this is mainly because I haven't looked at those systems
very closely yet. It does seem to make sense to include them, but I am
incapable at this point to say anything sensible about them.

| both these systems were partly "featural", pitman i think more than
| gregg.

Why were they only partly featural? What about them is it that makes
them fail to be featural?

--Lars M.