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28 Jan 2018
Unicode's goal, which it meets quite well, is that whatever text you want to represent
in whatever language, dead or alive, Unicode can represesnt the characters or
symbols it uses.
Any computer with a set of Unicode type faces and suitable layout software can display
In effect, Unicode is primarily a typesetting language.
Over in the domain name system, we also use Unicode to represent non-ASCII identifiers.
That turns out to be a problem, because an identifier needs a unique form,
something that doesn't matter for typesetting.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/uniid.html
22 Jan 2018
Today's papers are full of puffy pieces about
the wonderous new Amazon Go (pronounced, I
hope, Ama-Zongo) in which you tap your phone as you enter and cameras watch what you
do, figure out what you've put in your bag, and charge you for it when you leave.
There's certainly no check-out lanes
and few visible staff but the whole thing smells to me like a gimmick.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Money/amazongo.html
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