Well I figure any given use of it is liable to be considered legitimate or illegitimate, depending on the perspective.You reckon there are legitimate and illegitimate uses of it then?
Yeah I agree, and I'd go even farther and say that language is a public good, insofar as it is non-rivalrous and non-excludable. Whereas oil is rivalrous and, de facto, excludable.I suppose it's a technology since we seem to have created it, but sometimes it feels like a natural resource up for grabs like gas or oil.
Well I figure any given use of it is liable to be considered legitimate or illegitimate, depending on the perspective.
In my opinion, there are common usages of words that bear no resemblance to what the etymology of the word would lead you to think it means, but I personally don't really think of these cases as illegitimate.
Yeah especially if you consider circuitry components and logic gates as units of a language, where the electricity itself would be like vocal waves, as a force that is modulated through an alphabet/toolset of modules.I think electricity might be the closest analogue to language.