Friday, February 19, 2010

Andaman Islands Language Becomes Extinct as Elder Dies - TIME

Andaman Islands Language Becomes Extinct as Elder Dies - TIME

I think we often forget just how intimately language is tied to computer tech. Perhaps by examining linguistic diversity we could develop better program structures or GUI? Just imagine adding the complexity of tense, gender and person within a single program command similar to the way Russian modifies a single word. Perhaps that's the pitfall of English speakers predominantly involved in computer language development.