[DWJ] T-shirt slogans
eh at electrichedgehog.net
Sun Jun 6 13:13:17 EDT 2010
On Saturday 05 June 2010, Jameela Lares wrote:
I'm neither Deborah or Helen, but:
> Hey, wow to both Deborah and Helen. I've just never
> heard the word used. Not once.
Hang out with programmers -- especially hackers (as opposed
to crackers) -- and I suspect you'll find it used routinely.
> But I'm only one
> speaker. How long have either or you been using the word?
And I've probably been using it since the early 1970s; one
influence was the Algol 68 Report (because they were dead keen
on the idea). But I did do maths, and eneral notions of orthogonality
pop up all over the place.
I wonder what people who don't know the word say in
orthogonal-shaped slots in sentences?
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