Re: [fonc] Apple and hardware (was: Error trying to compile COLA)

2012-03-14 Thread Mack
Jay Freeman has also released his Wraith Scheme for the iPad. On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:17 AM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. wrote: Alan Kay wrote on Wed, 14 Mar 2012 05:53:21 -0700 (PDT) A hardware vendor with huge volumes (like Apple) should be able to get a CPU vendor to make HW that offers real

Re: [fonc] Block-Strings / Heredocs (Re: Magic Ink and Killing Math)

2012-03-14 Thread Mack
On Mar 13, 2012, at 6:27 PM, BGB wrote: SNIP the issue is not that I can't imagine anything different, but rather that doing anything different would be a hassle with current keyboard technology: pretty much anyone can type ASCII characters; many other people have keyboards (or

Re: [fonc] Block-Strings / Heredocs (Re: Magic Ink and Killing Math)

2012-03-13 Thread Mack
and simplicity. -- Mack On Mar 13, 2012, at 8:11 AM, David Barbour wrote: On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:42 AM, Josh Grams j...@qualdan.com wrote: On 2012-03-13 02:13PM, Julian Leviston wrote: What is text? Do you store your text in ASCII, EBCDIC, SHIFT-JIS or UTF-8? If it's UTF-8, how do you

[fonc] De Tocqueville, was Re: Error trying to compile COLA

2012-03-13 Thread Mack
is not the province of reason, but of whim and fashion. Prima facie, the current popularity of Objective C as a programming language owes nothing to its feature set and everything to the fact that it is required in order to program for the iPhone or iPad. Cheers, -- Mack On Mar 13, 2012, at 11:09 AM

Re: [fonc] OT: Hypertext and the e-book

2012-03-09 Thread Mack
One thing I think that is being overlooked in this discussion is that by virtue of belonging to this mailing list, we are ALL of us demographic outliers and don't really represent the larger, normal population, thus our personal impressions of concepts like ease of use are completely skewed

Re: [fonc] OT: Hypertext and the e-book

2012-03-07 Thread Mack
of readers have little experience of analog books, these considerations will be with us. -- Mack m...@mackenzieresearch.com On Mar 7, 2012, at 3:13 PM, BGB wrote: On 3/7/2012 3:24 AM, Ryan Mitchley wrote: May be of interest to some readers of the list: http://nplusonemag.com/bones-of-the-book