Originally Posted by blackops
The question arises, to what degree does a SC/TC idn need the pinyin version, and vica-versa?
Can both versions operate exclusively of one another or are they inextricably linked?
Good questions. Once people realize the power of IDN, the ascii (pinyin) version will look like crap. That's why we see resistance to IDN. Not everyone likes it. In fact, many people who have more power than us do not like it.
It reminds of the electric car story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Kil...lectric_Car%3F
Electric cars may or may not be the future, but IDN will.