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From: adr@sdf.org
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] Re: ctrans - Chinese language input for Plan9
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 05:46:28 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <16583967880.fC2EfB4.495270@composer.9fans.topicbox.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4b2a1169-1abb-4e94-8631-39a9263be81a@sirjofri.de>

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> I know that the russian tech was very
> isolated compared to modern technology.

The most interesting for me are the Setun ternary computers designed by Nikolay Brusentsov in the late '50s running a Forth like system. They did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that Forth was _the_ language. They saw Forth as a discovery by Chuck Moore, not an invention (to give him more credit, no less). The binary computers that become popular (m-3, ural, etc) were slowly replaced by clones of western computers PDP-11, Intel, Vax, etc). The operating systems were mostly clones too. The computers of the '80s and '90s in schools and homes were clones of PC, Apple, Z80. The Spectrum clones were very popular. Asian computer technology was imported from the Western or Soviet worlds, so they had to add devices or methods to enter their own characters (look for some crazy keyboard built in Taiwan). The early input methods (form the '70s?) were pretty much like the ones we use today. As far as I know, there wasn't any Asian computer created without Western or Soviet influence.

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-07-21  9:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-07-20  3:20 [9fans] " smj
2022-07-20  3:54 ` Lucio De Re
2022-07-20  6:50   ` sirjofri
2022-07-21  2:44     ` [9fans] " cigar562hfsp952fans
2022-07-21  6:57       ` sirjofri
2022-07-21  9:46         ` adr [this message]
2022-07-21  9:45       ` Lucio De Re
2022-07-21 10:20         ` adr
2022-07-22 12:30           ` Silvan Jegen
2022-07-22 14:43             ` adr
2022-07-22 18:06             ` Sebastian Higgins
2022-07-22 19:09               ` Silvan Jegen
2022-07-22 19:13               ` Jacob Moody
2022-07-22 19:14       ` andpuke
2022-07-22 19:24         ` andpuke
2022-07-22 20:37           ` Silvan Jegen
2022-07-22 22:29             ` LdBeth
2022-07-26 12:29               ` adr
2022-07-29  8:04                 ` Silvan Jegen

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