Sunday, June 04, 2006


Welcome back, readers!

I'd like to present a new proposal: opensourcing language under a general-public use license. Let's start with English. I'll release the basic software, and you can go ahead and modify it any which-way you like, and go ahead and release your edition at will.

I think that the more people realize that language isn't something owned, not controlled by a "regulatory body" like the French would like to imagine, the sooner the concept of "le cheeseburger" will be accepted quietly, rather than ranting and fighting about something that's likely as meaningless as the word's referrent.

Cultural imperialism? No, cultural indifference, and cultural equality, at least on the playing field of government. Hands off, don't touch. Need I say more?

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