Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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RE: Missing the point
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 09:51 UTC in reply to "Missing the point"
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Interesting article, but unfortunately I think it misses the point badly, overemphasizing the role of computers in the evolution of languages. Things like slang etc. continue to have much more profound effect on languages.

You're the one missing the point. Where did I say computers have a bigger impact than other influences? I just posited two minor cases (I even called them minor in the article) where the computer DID play an important role.

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