Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Zlango: Didn't we solve this problem 3000 years ago?

Techcrunch is reporting on the launch of Zlango, an SMS icon service from Israel. According to Mike:
"Zlango...has created a very interesting new language...that could change the SMS landscape. The language is based on icons, or pictures. Each icon has a specific meaning - a person pointing to himself for 'me' or a heart for 'love'. There are over 200 icons included in the Zlango language today."

Didn't the Phoenicians solve this problem 3000 years ago by inventing the incredibly flexible and efficient symbolic alphabet? Because it sure looks like hieroglyphics to me.

Zlango's millenium-busting innovation:

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