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Time changed: Your kids are updating your language; 

Nowadays, almost every new technology or upgraded versions generates a language of its own:  They are producing specialized professionals to compose and edit in the new language.

A century ago, only books and theaters required special languages or sort of consensus among the professionals of the written materials.

Currently, you cannot write a novel and then be asked to write the scenario of your book for films and television series:  They are two different languages in the business. Even scenarios for movies and for radios are two different languages.  Writing cartoon manuscripts requires different languages and skills.

Every new technology has the purpose of displacing all the previous languages with the obscure intention of making the new language easier to master.

New technologies are displacing previous talents that required so much efforts and time to master the language in order to secure steady jobs coupled with quality production.

Modern technology is generating every couple of years “higher performing versions of languages” and you are asked to update your skills and be initiated to newer languages.

Bottom line:   tough luck to all the previous “archaic” talents and skills; either you get on the band wagon or remain a half illiterate on the job market.

What about the skills in sound recording, synthetic images, lighting language, and faster photo-montage video clips?

In action movies, no take is to last longer than 3 seconds even if the take is basically the same for a minute.

There are profusion of new specialized languages while a few specialists are doing their best to saving dead languages of dying cultures that people have no time to think that they do exist.

You take a book published 5 centuries ago in a local language (such as English, German, Spanish…) and you can comprehend the language with a little effort.  You used to learn riding a bicycle and it was good for thirty years, the skill and the bike.

It is said that hens needed an entire century to learn NOT to cross roads.  Mankind is forced to change reflexes every couple of years for using new gadgets, cars, and computer languages.

Who can now comprehend a new language composed even ten years ago?  Even if you were in the profession you feel hopeless and outdated within less than a decade.

Currently, you learn a new language and it is obsolete in a blink.  The present is shrinking quickly and mankind is falling behind to visualizing the closer future.

Rite of passage, such as public exams during high school or even getting your physician license to practice, which proved that your knowledge has matured is becoming total nonsense.  You have got to continue upgrading and updating your knowledge and education to be in this rat race.

Time changed: Time to beg your kids to initiate you in updating your language.

A language is associated to a professional that can still finds companies and institutions ready to deal with his language and support system as not obsolete.  I feel that a language is linked to its support system for optimum production commensurate to skills and talents. 

Suppose a writer is most productive qualitatively when using paper and pencil support, and then he is pressured to shift to word processing.  Until the new support system and language feel friendly and extensions to the previous system then production will degrade in quality and quantity even if the new language was “designed” to increase production.

Thus, it is imperative that moratorium be imposed on creating new languages before professionals recoup investment in time and efforts into learning a language.

Note: This post generated pertinent comments that required clarification.

Time says: “My story of eagle and storm”; (Apr. 28, 2010)

Paved decrepit path: Half-cooked literates trailing feudal process; (May 1, 2010)

 

This farce has dragged on too long; (May 4, 2010)

 

Who made the Gods? (May 5, 2010)

“You are a thief”; (May 7, 2010)

 

Just for today; (May 8, 2010)

 

Old fragrance from the dead; (May 8, 2010)


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