On 01/15/2003 05:59:46 PM "etaonsh <rcom@... wrote:

>Personally I can't think of anything
>more relevant to 'qalam' than
>manufactured consensus, when I
>picture small children being given
>the alphabets of Empires to play
>with from an early age. Some of the
>guys on here are a bit heavy -
>lighten up, guys!

If you want to talk about social philosophy and apply it to literacy and
writing, maybe it's on topic. Heavy? Lighten up? I'd like to see my inbox a
bit lighter, and discussions about whether chomsky is responsible for
certain terms or the ideas behind them is not what I signed up for.

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
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