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From Elliotte Rusty Harold <elh...@metalab.unc.edu>
Subject Re: Jobtitle
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2000 14:52:23 GMT
>
>Nice, but wouldn't "Logician" be better since all of these jobs are
>performed by practioners of a system logic and practiced by students, or
>scholars, of that logic.
>
>The beauty of "Logician" is that it has an accepted history of many
>thousands of years.

And that's exactly why it's the wrong word. I don't want to coopt an 
existing word. I want to coin (or really borrow from another 
language) a new one. We do have new jobs that didn't exist 60 years 
ago. We need new words to describe them.


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