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Holmes, WN (2007) The Profession as a Culture Killer. Computer, 40 (9). 112, 110-111. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

This essay considers the adverse effects of digital technology on the culture of written language, starting with the character set poverty of early digital computing, followed by the persistent neglect of typographical capability and the unforgiveable failure to enrich literate culture, in particular in Chinese, and finishing with a plea to provide separate World Wide Webs for each of the world's writing systems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: typography, character sets, text encoding, hanzi encoding, keyboard design, World Wide Web
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Page Range: 112, 110-111
ISSN: 0018-9162
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1109/MC.2007.332
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Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:21
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