[Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Sat Feb 18 11:26:36 CST 2012

You had ASCII and IBM cards??? Why when I was starting out we had to use
EBCDIC and knife switches. A 1 was and l, and zero was an O. Changing
tubes was a major chore...


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Richard H. Zander
Missouri Botanical Garden, PO Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA  
Web sites: http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/resbot/ and
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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Chris Thompson
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 9:04 AM
To: Armand Turpel; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] validation of taxon names

Interesting as some of the problems are directly related to COMPUTERs!

I suspect you must be a very young "simple computer scientist," who does
remember the early days when we were restricted to simple UPPERCLASS
and IBM cards! That is why, for example, there is no umlaut accepted in
International Code of Zoological Nomenclature for scientific names!

Oh, well ...

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