"Numbers, numbers, numbers and more numbers," spoke Hon. Gillfly. "There are now streams of numbers categorizing most ever object that result in some being thousands of digits in length. I need an apparatus just to remember the numbers of my personal communication devices."
Hon. Firelda: "I do agree, Hon. Gillfly, but that old problem of language arises and some souls have not the vocal abilities to pronounce certain sounds...so where do we go?"
Chair, Largarette Leade: "Symbols have been tried in the past, however, some communication systems could not adapt to rendering those graphic forms..."
"Bah.Bah.Bah!," interrupted Hon. Gillfly. "Symbols, numbers...all seem very cold to me. I wouldn't want to say 'I'm from planet XXXX2222', a good sturdy name injects a lot of pride."
Chair: "In the past, it has been left to the predominate lifeform to give names to their system's planets, and hence, although quite confusing, left other lifeforms to their own interpretations, but it is the desire of GASSSE to create a standard system, whereby, older members of the Collective would rename their planets over a period of time, and new members adapt to the standardized practice upon being accepted into the Collective. I'll name a committee for resolving this issue within Layer 2, arc 240, sic 900."