Re: Catching a bite
- From: "Mike Andrews" <mikea@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:45:33 +0000 (UTC)
On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:17:02 +0000 (UTC),
Brian Kantor <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
Mike Andrews <mikea@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I thought selectric bulbs have the alphabet in alphabetical oorder? Then a
Definitely not in alphabetical order. I got a Selectric II last night
and spent some time looking at the typeballs.
I was once told by a Selectric repairman that the letters were placed
on the ball so as to reduce the amount of rotation needed when typing
typical English text. I cannot vouch for that.
That would make sense, and so can't possibly be the case. Oh, wait! It
isn't an M$ product, and so making sense is allowed. That would make
sense, then. I wonder which text corpus or corpora they used to derive
their frequency counts: English-only, English + Latin-derived, English
+ Latin-derived + Germanic, English + Germanic, or other? It might not
make a _big_ difference, but it would make a difference.
The official state religion of France is Bureaucracy. They've replaced
the Trinity with the Triplicate.
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