RE: This message will self-destruct

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 16:05:17 -0400

> In case you can read Chaucer as your morning paper's funnies, "Sir
> Gawain and Green Knight" can perhaps drive the blayde home:
> > So in the long run, say 600 years or so, chances are good that
> > language and textual coding will have changed so much that it'll
> > take a musty academic to uncover your parking ticket. Chances are
> > even better that it'll take a musty academic to care about that
> > parking ticket.
> 600 years? Make that rather 60:

Depends on the language. Ancient Japanese is still fairly intelligible to
modern day Japanese, for example.