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Introducing ASCII, a space-saving encoding scheme

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on November 03, 2004 09:06 AM
"if using Unicode sounds appealing, come back tomorrow..."

What's so appealing about using up more space and waiting longer for documents to be transmitted, rendered and stored? (I'm talking about documents that you know are going to be in English, not about documents in other languages). As long as a document is going to be in English anyway, what's wrong with ASCII? Does everything need to be bloated just to get people to buy new hardware?

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