If you think you’ve ever been involved in a huge and complex project, think again. Slashdot runs the story: Kazakhstan Is Changing Its Alphabet From Cyrillic To Latin-Based Style Favored By the West.
This is a huge change in many regards – technical, cultural, social, etc. Trying to remember when was the last time I heard about a project of this magnitude, September 3rd of 1967 in Sweden comes to mind. That’s when the country switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to driving on the right-hand side of the road. An icon photograph depicting the change is this one:
And that’s still easier and simpler than the alphabet change, I think.