Friday, September 08, 2006

Symbols of Meaning 

This is an old story but still fascinating. How does one create symbols that warn people 10,000 years into the future when languages as we know them today may have disappeared. It is an issue science has confronted before -- notably the Pioneer satellite, which has left this solar system. The effort to transmit meaning is worth studying as a communicator because it shows just how difficult it is.


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