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Quoting "Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>:

> From: <[log in to unmask]>
> >
> > From what I've seen, the purpose of language evolution is
> > to speed thought or speech.  For example, AOLspeak is
> > faster to type than real English.
>
> But is it faster to *understand* ?
>

Probably not, but the gain in typing is probably larger in absolute terms than
any loss in parsing. It's typing, not reading, that makes chat slower than
vocal conversation.

                                     Andreas