On 1/25/07, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
I can't find the exact source, but Alan Cox,
the Linux kernel
developer, said that he was learning Welsh because "in fifty years,
languages that aren't on computers won't exist." I suggest that
applies to languages without Wikipedias too. Do you think this can be
leveraged to invoke some local linguistic pride and work?
After the Montenegrin mess do you really want to risk the forces of
linguistic pride getting involved?
In any case it isn't true. With have the data storage capacity today
to make sure lanaguages don't cease to exist but the internet pushes
us towards the situtation where they will be only one living language.
Personaly I don't have a problem with this.
The refusal of the Montenegrin was not a mess. Furthermore this matter
is not closed with the denial of this project.
I sincerely hope that your vision of the future will never happen. To me
is is a horrible view of the future. One single language with many
cultures doomed as a result. No thanks. NB where to go on a holiday,
every thing is the same ... BRRRR