Complexity and perplexity
tparker at lacsd.org
Tue Oct 5 16:42:42 EST 1999
Geoff Read wrote:
> I'm perplexed (or should it be prplxd?). Is vowel aversion going to be
> the new expressive social phenomenon - like shaven heads or tongue studs?
> I don't think so. I expect most people have no difficulty striking the
> extra letters on the keyboard, do not think that abbreviated words have
> extra magic powers, are able to use database fields of 100's of
> characters, and so have no reason to adopt 'cmplx' for 'complex.'
You make a good point. My use of "cmplx" was just a repeating of the term
adopted by the SCAMIT folks under the Conventions section of the
SCAMIT List, Edition 3, page 4-5.
I don't recall if there was any specific rationale for dropping the vowel.
bye for now,
<tparker at lacsd.org>
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