The mind and eyes see what you 'think' it is.
Don't know if you've seen this, but I think its cool:
"Aoccdrnig to rseearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht
the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey Iteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
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I spotted Accordion immediately. This text - well, I can read it, but
slowly. Normally read several words, then move my eyes and read a few
more - reading paperback fiction I read a line in 3 lumps.
With that stuff I have to read every word.
That is cool, but one can abbreviate words even more and the sense still
comes through. Many years ago I used the Forth programming language for
a job: it stored variable names as just the first three characters with
a character-count in the 4th byte. This attracted some criticism. Here
is the response by Chuck Moore (president of Forth Inc) to a letter
published in a programming magazine:
I am afr- tha- the let- in the las- iss- abo- For- Inc usi- onl- thr-
let- nam- fie- has had the opp- eff- fro- wha- the wri- wan-."
Ha ha how witty. Of course it is only possible to interpret the above
because of context. Try writing software using short variable names and
see how you get on. Or, rather, find a place to hide when the person
subsequently tasked with maintaining that code comes after you with a
"That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
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