We don't need no discrimination

on Posted by Rajesh J Advani
Sticking to fiction kills a blogger's blogging frequency. No? I think so.

Are numerical digits any different from letters of the alphabet? Weren't all ASCII characters created equal? Don't all of them occupy the same number of bits? Isn't 'W' just as long to a computer as '1'? Would you buy a keyboard with a missing 'E' over one with a missing '0' (zero)?

What is this discrimination for, then? Why do these royal 'numbers' get to parade on a keyboard over the common lot of the 'letters', then? Is Mathematics any more important than English? How would you say three thousand seven hundred and sixty nine, if you didn't have language?

How would you sign a cheque? How would Milton talk about Paradise Lost? How would Shakespeare say 'Hamlet'?

Is equality only for the sexes then?

What's the point of all this?

Oh, nothing. I'm just sleepy.


Unknown said...

Hope you get more sleep. God bless!!!

Rohit said...

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Gayathri Krish said...

Yes you really need some good sleep

Rajesh J Advani said...

Flaming Cyanide: Me hoping for the same! :)

Rohit: Good point! But what about the question? Eh? :D

Gayathri Krish: Got any lullabies on you? :D

Megamind said...


Swathi Sambhani aka Chimera said...

jus tumbled upon ur blog n boy! am i glad

wat a discussion ,english wins over Maths handsdown
(of course i'm biased)

Anonymous said...

um, what happened to the stories?

Rajesh J Advani said...

Swathi: Thanks! Actually, I'm a firm believer in equality :D Maths was my favourite subject in school ;) But English still rocks :)

Bhuva: They'll be back soon :) Another Celestial Conversation in the offing. Unless, of course, you're tired of the posts with numbers. :D

Anonymous said...

No, I mean the "I lou to you" type stories!!
Celes conversations is great too!