5. Apr 1, 2014

micromass

And why not just remove all the vowels? It won't decrease readability much!

6. Apr 1, 2014

Ben Niehoff

Fixed that for you.

7. Apr 1, 2014

dlgoff

Ban micromass.

Never mind. I can't even spell correctly.

8. Apr 1, 2014

micromass

Just trying to save money

9. Apr 1, 2014

Enigman

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*Mr.E puts micromass in the ignore list*
:grumpy:

P.S. And not one joke about the euler's number? I am officially ashamed for y'all.

Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
10. Apr 1, 2014

leroyjenkens

Or they could, like, you know, stop printing so much stuff?

11. Apr 1, 2014

JorisL

Legal documents have to be printed, long reports are easier to read on paper* and so on.
Probably some unnecessary printing happens daily by all those employees (what was it 72/day/employee?). So there can be saved some money there.

It's nice that he made a (somewhat?) quantitative analysis about this stuff. Who knows what he comes up with in a few years.

* No offense but please don't tell me anything about reading reports on screen since that doesn't work for most people especially longer documents. Neither do e-readers work well for me. What they could do is print 2 pages/side. I do that all the time to keep my printing expenses to a minimum.

12. Apr 1, 2014

Curious3141

I disagr vhmntly with you.

13. Apr 1, 2014

Curious3141

Dsgr vn mr wth y.

S y vwl?

F s, dsgr vn mr vhmntl wth.

14. Apr 1, 2014

micromass

Teenagers have no problem reading this while texting, so I don't see the problem.

15. Apr 1, 2014

edward

That reminds me my printer is sending an "out of ink" signal to my computer. It starts blinking about fifty two pages before it is actually "out of ink".

A little pop up tells me that running out of ink can damage my printer. It even offers a way to order ink immediately by clicking HERE.

I have always thought of the "out of ink" warning as a sales promotion.

Could this be an intentional premature extrapolation of how much ink is really left in the cartridges?

16. Apr 1, 2014

micromass

The worst thing is that if you keep printing, then your warranty expires...

17. Apr 1, 2014

Curious3141

I'm no teen. Not even at heart. OK, I'm a 5 year old at heart, but no teen.

18. Apr 1, 2014

edward

It was bound to happen sooner or later. It is caused by our diet.

19. Apr 3, 2014

Hornbein

In the old days writing materials were so expensive this was actually done in Arabic (and perhaps still is). Mohammed forbid this practice for writing the Koran, as it introduces ambiguities.

Even more common was writingwithoutspacesbetweenthewords, which is still done in some countries. I even saw an English sign written this way in Laos. It is hell when trying to learn a language from writing.

20. Apr 3, 2014

Staff: Mentor

Writing without vowels is nothing new. Actually before Greek Alphabet vowels were never marked at all.