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05-9-2017 15:36:37  #1


Book -- "The Chinese Typewriter"

This book sounds really interesting -- how to make a typewriter for the Chinese language? I read a review of the book in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, but the WSJ doesn't allow you to read it online unless you subscribe. So here is another review: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/chinese-typewriter

 

05-9-2017 18:12:32  #2


Re: Book -- "The Chinese Typewriter"

Hmmm... 500+ pages just on the development of the Chinese typewriter? You'd have to be a really serious typewriter enthusiast to want to plow through that material!


"To save time is to lengthen life."
 

05-9-2017 18:21:02  #3


Re: Book -- "The Chinese Typewriter"

Sounds like it's right up your alley, then!  Actually, some of the description of how it was tackled has parallels with how computer language developed.

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21-10-2017 17:25:14  #4


Re: Book -- "The Chinese Typewriter"

It got a brief write-up in the New Yorker recently. 
Also, more in-depth coverage in this hour-long podcast at Tech Nation Radio.

 

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