I hope to bring peace and happiness to the whole human race.
I have a poor grasp of reality.
All of the above.
The correct answer is either two or four ... Ask me again in a
Forty years ago I read the book Babel 17
by Samuel R. Delany. The titular 'Babel 17' was a language that
enhanced cognition (and some other stuff happened, it is a fun
story). This is probably the seed of this particular obsession.
Since then I have often been annoyed by the arbitrary nature of the
English language. Many words are composed of almost random letters
that make inconsistent sounds. It is obvious that the whole thing
was originally designed by illiterates.
I mean, if they had had a proper language they wouldn't have needed
English, would they.
So, over the years I have maintained an interest in language,
phonology, communication, computers, data modeling and
visualization, the psychology of learning, philosophy, mathematics.
taxonomy and other methods of classification. I've been looking for
a simple ideogram that I could use to create a new language from the
ground up. When I settled upon the current glyph everything else
just sort of imploded to form Instrumentation.
It was like a miracle, but without the music.
In the final analysis, my reason for doing this is the only truly
valid reason for ever trying to create anything new or