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    I’m not sure it’s inventing anything that doesn’t exist, or even new:

    👤 => 人
    📕 => 书
    🏠 => 家

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      Chinese characters are basically old emoji. I use them as such in texts and it’s always great. (Still learning Chinese though, so sometimes I’m off…)

      Added benefit: you can write any word as a combination of “emoji”. Example: In Japanese, an emoji (絵文字) is a “picture writing letter” if you look at each individual kanji.

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      As you can see using Emoji solves the classical naming problem you have when programming: waste no more time on “Should I call the table User or Users?”, just use 👤.

      👤 or 👤s?

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        👤 or 👤s?

        Do you mean 👤 or 👥? ;)

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          The former is the name of your object, the latter is the name of your database table.

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            Only if you think in objects. If you think in terms of relations (as in, relational algebra), calling it the “user” relation makes sense.

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        Oh, excellent. This also solves the problem that traditional M/F gender fields are insufficient. But now you can have 👩 or 👨 or 🧔 or 👤 or whatever. Plus we can use skin tones instead of ethnicity fields.

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          Oh men how I would love to find an old hrm system 💯 s of years from now that stores the salary information as 💰💱🤑💵💸💶💷