On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Joe Niederberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > How about f.x instead? > Kirby was prescient. ;-) > > Joe N
I think it is a useful exercise to imagine a sudden change wherein your own native way of expressing particular concepts is rendered verboten all of a sudden.
Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we have the Warm Springs museum, wherein the local Warm Springs tribe, using income from a resort / casino (popular, family friendly) documents in a state-of-the-art museum those dark days when the know-betters invaded, took their children into boarding schools, and returned them as robot-zombies, duly "reformed" (Christianized or whatever).
Brainwashed child: "You are a savage, dad. You will not force me to learn 'f(x)' or any of your godforsaken / heathen 'mathematics'?