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  • Hmh? (Score:3, Informative)

    by jhi (318) <jhi@iki.fi> on 2004.01.24 5:27 (#27678) Homepage Journal
    > If you look at all the other YAPCs all of these are referring to geographical regions and not political constallations, examples (North-America, Israel, Canada, Taiwan).

    Errrmmm... how exactly are Israel and Canada "geographical, not political"? NA is a continent one can clearly see in a *geographical* map, and Taiwan is clearly an island (though I have this nagging feeling the island might have been called something else before the split of the Chinas).

    I cannot see anything obviously *geographical* separating Israel or Canada from their neighbours. (If one wants to pick nits, the southern border of "North America" is also a bit vague.)

    That being said, I agree :-) with your sentiment that "YAPC::EU" is silly, an unnecessary "acronymisation", but hey, that's how us geeks like to do things. TIMTOWTDI, HTH.

    • Heh, you are right borders and countries are just as political. I guess being irritated over the EU acronym, caused me to not think clearly on this fine saturday morning.

      And maybe its because I voted against the EU, the last time we where asked by our politicians...
      • > And maybe its because I voted against the EU, the last time we where asked by our politicians...

        I could have guessed :-) but I decided to let that pass...
    • Taiwan is clearly an island (though I have this nagging feeling the island might have been called something else before the split of the Chinas)

      No, the Chinese have always called it Taiwan. Of course, they never called it the Republic of China before the 1950s.
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