Saturday, 10 September 2011

GOU and Networks!

Copyright J. Vaux 2011
 I have often wondered why WANG is used instead of this sign GOU  in words like Internet?

Yes this is an older character with more strokes than WANG but it sems to me that Gou in both its modern and seal forms better expresses the idea of a network as links and connections and frameworks for both support and flow?

This png was created in Inkscape as a SVG file using Unicode and the Control U command then saved and re opened in GIMP where shadow was added to create a 3D effect.

Why WANG instead of GOU? What's your view?

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