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of course there is no neutral writing interface and even—especially?—the qwerty keyboard is a *kind* of language model, expecting particular intents and producing particular kinds of text. and I do want to see a larger variety of writing interfaces serving creative, expressive, accessibility-oriented needs. but the ultimate teleology of tech like smart compose seems to be a world where "language" doesn't exist (only its statistical properties), and that feels gross to me
Shout out to the homie Rami for this. Don’t let them box you in, bruh. https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/7/3/rami-malek-rejects-terrorist-tropes-for-007-villain-role
This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.
It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."
The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.
Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"
Bad English is the language of science.
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