Styles of language design

Here’s an interesting short essay on language design. I’m not sure I
buy it - the distinctions seem perhaps too clear-cut, but it’s still


If this mail message is supposed to have an attachment, doesn’t seem
to, and you use Outlook to read mail: you’ve probably been bitten by
an Outlook bug. The attachment is really there, Outlook just isn’t
showing it to you. You can still save it with File | Save
Attachments. (If that doesn’t work, I must have forgotten to attach
the file.) I’m sorry my choice of a Macintosh and the Eudora mailer
is an inconvenience to you.

“Act always so as to increase the number of choices.” – Heinz von Foerster

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