I’m reposting this because it is so good. I’ve made thousands of posts and many of them have disappeared from my site. Anyway, this shows clearly some features of ids that make them superior to Chinese characters.
1) ids are compact and efficient. In the last line in the picture, by my count the id’s use 34 “strokes”, the Chinese characters 107, the Roman letters of the English around 70. So ids are more than 3 times easier and faster to write and take up less than a third of the space.
2) ids make a lot better sense.
3) ids are open-endedly and progressively creative, whereas Chinese characters are, as far as I know, pretty much “set in stone.”