mandag, januar 07, 2002

Han forutsier også at teknologien kommer til å påvirke adferd, og i dette tilfellet språket:
Our present languages are not especially adapted to this sort of mechanization, it is true. It is strange that the inventors of universal languages have not seized upon the idea of producing one which better fitted the technique for transmitting and recording speech. Mechanization may yet force the issue, especially in the scientific field; whereupon scientific jargon would become still less intelligible to the layman.