> Sherry Turkle's new book "Alone Together" raises an important point that
> is missing from this discussion.
It isn't, actually. That's precisely what I was talking about when I said
that programming notations are "extremely limited".
> Computer programming languages are not languages in any way that is
> important or meaningful.
I don't feel that that statement gets us anywhere. Generating and
source code uses mental capacities that have at the least a considerable
with the mental capacities used in writing and reading.
I'd rather argue about semantics than words.
So let's coin a term that we might be able to agree on.
Let's say that English and COBOL are both quasi-linguistic communication
systems, where "quasi-linguistic" involves
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