Monday, March 28, 2011
Thanks, I’ll rather go for English;
I can say that.
English is my third language. Fourth if I count German that I learned but forgotten.
I speak English with a thick Finn Ugor-Slavic accent and muddle up my tenses regularly.
I am very careful with the ‘their’ and ‘there’ but still get ‘than’ mixed up with ‘then’.
‘To’ and ‘too’ I’m OK with, but got to be careful not to address ‘staff’ as ‘stuff’.
I am hopeless with the ‘th’ sound (ask the daughters!) and do not get the double negative .
So, you’d think I’d be happy to have a ‘neutral’, made-up language I work with when I do BIM, but no.
I’ll go for a robust proprietary one any time.
Give all of them an equal chance to prove themselves, to gain traction and coverage.
If English is the language that comes up strongest, I’ll go with it ahead of others.
Relevance to BIM?
Well, IFC is being aggressively promoted as the ‘open BIM’, read ‘play nicely’ BIM language (file format).
A ‘common’ language.
Also a bit of a bland – lowest common denominator format.
I am being a bit ignorant here, not just the usual arrogant since it’s been ages since I last tried using IFC.
I had tried it though and I’d sooner go for a 3DS format or EVEN DWF now!