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28 Jan 2018

How do you turn a typesetting language into an identifier system? (Not easily) Internet

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 that text. 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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22 Jan 2018

What is Amazon Go really about? Money
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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