Tuesday, January 31, 2006

AUDIO: Death of the Book

I argue that the book is on the way out, given the trajectory of wireless technology.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

palm TX

I had my Dell X3 PDA die on me. One gets very dependent on such things. I decided the Palm TX was the best replacement. I've not been dissappointed. Get one, and you wont either. I've posted this blog entry using its browser.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

On-line Translation

Sometimes I come across certain foreign language phrases I'd like to see translated. Here is a handy site to do this: http://www.tranexp.com:2000/Translate/result.shtml Occasionally, one hears that "something is lost in translation." There is a nice way to see that here.

For example, supposed one types in English: "I love you."
The translator will return in German: "ICH Liebe Sie."

But then, type the "ICH Liebe Sie" and have it render again in English.
The translator will then return in English: "Self love she."

This would finally explain why my English (and slogan-matic German) didn't work too well for picking up German babes during my Cold War, European military duty tour days. Finally, I have some closure on that particular mystery...