
Re: Is this an exceptionally hard set of questions to answer?
Posted:
Oct 6, 2002 5:13 PM


"Herman Rubin" <hrubin@odds.stat.purdue.edu> wrote in message news://anq74r$2q8u@odds.stat.purdue.edu... > In article <vmhjr21CA950.23001205102002@netnews.attbi.com>, > Virgil <vmhjr2@attbi.com> wrote: > >In article <bh6vpucg2a0gm1dt2pln8t8g6tvbd3eg7v@4ax.com>, > > Alberto Moreira <junkmail@moreira.mv.com> wrote: > > > Some mathematics was originally derived from observations > about computation, but it does not exist for this purpose. > The alphabet does not exist to codify ideas in strings of > characters; it does more than that.
The only thing the alphabet does that computation doesn't explicity do is compression.
But since there are many more and better compression systems than the English alphabet, that's obviously where the term "advanced technology" comes from.

