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Zentral_Kommittee on Mon, 22 Mar 1999 07:57:14 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> ADMINISTRATIVE: Expiring Words and Phrases [v0.1 03191999]


The Language Compliance Section of the Zentral Kommittee is
distributing this notice as the first in a series of periodic
reminders that many commonly used words and phrases will
irrevocably expire as of 11:59:59 P.M. on 31 December 1999.
Recipients of this notice should immediately take any and all
necessary measures to ensure that the words and phrases
enumerated below are employed and/or invoked with a frequency
that diminishes at a progressive rate such that community-wide
zero-level utilization can reliably be projected by the target
date. In particular, it is vital that administrators redistribute
this notice to subordinates and associates in a timely fashion:
as this directive is put into practice, it will become
increasingly difficult to utilize legacy institutional channels,
which rely heavily on these words and phrases to express and
exercise their traditional prerogatives and procedures. In
keeping with this directive, the introduction to this periodic
notice (i.e., what you are now reading) will itself progressively
dispense with expiring words and phrases as the target date
approaches; it is our hope that this will serve as an example for
those to whom this directive pertains (i.e., everyone).

Please note that the global substitution or euphemization of
non-expiring terms for expiring terms is not an acceptable or
adequate solution. The conditions under which various terms are
expiring are not universal or homogeneous; in certain cases, they
are being decommissioned due to excessive use, in other cases due
to structural failures in the underlying or referenced concepts.
Since the appeals process has been strictly limited due to the
pervasiveness of the problem, the Language Compliance Section has
determined that the most prudent procedure is to harmonize the
basis for expiration under the rubric of "structural failure";
consequently, euphemistic substitutions are unacceptable. Persons
and/or entities that choose to make use of euphemism risk
sanction and/or expulsion from the Linguistic Community.

This list is a work in progress. Research teams are scheduled to
return reports citing candidates for expiration on a biweekly
basis up to the target date; these reports, in turn, will be
reviewed and synthesized, and public notices will be circulated
on a schedule approximating a monthly basis. Because we have
every reason to believe that this list will expand dramatically,
it is all the more incumbent upon recipients to undertake
compliance measures immediately, lest they find themselves
speechless toward year's end.

Implementation note: Initially, this list will be circulated in
human-readable form to facilitate recipients' need to
fasmiliarize themselves with the expiring items. However, as it
becomes more thorough and the target date approaches we will make
it available in a variety of supplemental technical formats, for
example, discretionary user dictionaries for word-processors
(these will recommend replacing expiring words and phrases with
dummy text, e.g., strings of dashes), grep expressions,
alternative character encoding (e.g., UNICODE), etc. In the
interim, recipients should interpret the appended list broadly,
i.e., as incuding all declensions, conjugations, negations
and/or inversions, expansions through prefixes, suffixes, and so
forth.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

[Signature]
Charmin Parnell
for the
Language Compliance Section
Zentral Kommittee



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