Re:pictures, words, info, glyphs, symbols, thoughts

Subject: Re:pictures, words, info, glyphs, symbols, thoughts
From: letoured -at- together -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 09:38:36 -0400


In <00a201c22ac2$6666cb70$956d7ad5 -at- hogwarts>, on 07/14/02
at 12:09 AM, "Owen" <owenf -at- mighty -dot- co -dot- za> said:


>>Mankind stopped trying to communicate with little pictures about 3000
>years ago (letoured)

>I'll be on the lookout for road signs bearing the sentence "Right-bearing
>curve ahead," (christensen)
>>
>hahahahahahhaha

Road signs and technical manuals are not the same thing.


>to think that either pictures or words are enough to convey the complete
>range of human-parsable data is ridiculous. i think our objective should be
>to make transmission of information from one brain to another as efficient,
>painless and effortless as possible. people shouldn't be warned that nukes
>are dangerous (to use kent's particular circumstance) in a language they
>don't understand. similarly, people shouldn't have to try and understand
>baudrillard through pictures only.




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