18.548 writing plain text

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 06:39:16 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 548.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 06:26:09 +0000
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Re: 18.543 thoughts on writing (plain text)

Not really -- such constructs are extremely common in medieval Latin --
hundreds are well known to medievalists. This is not at all a new development.

>readily be converted back to "normal writing" by spelling them out. But
>many acronyms have come to mean more than what their characters stand for.
>Granted, they go with the increasing informality of computer-mediated
>communication. But they represent a major shift in the way people think of
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