Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:17 UTC
Features, Office A few weeks ago, we talked about how the rise of computing, a field wherein English is the primary language, is affecting smaller languages, and more specifically, the Dutch language (because that's my native tongue). Of course, it's not just the smaller languages that are affected - English, too, experiences the pressure.
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Took off starting in the 50's??
by DriverDude on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 15:19 UTC
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From the article:
"Camel case quickly took off from the 1950s onwards, mostly because of the rise of computing."

Ahhhh... no. Back in the 1950's, people were still almost exclusively punching cards and everything was still pretty much upper case.

It wasn't until the early 80's, believe it or not, that lower case become (more) common on computer terminals.

So... we may be seeing a rise in camel casing, and maybe that rise started in the 50's, but it sure wasn't due to computers in the 1950's. Or the 1960's. Or even the 1970's.

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