Month: July 2008

30 Jul 2008
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Exciting new conference in November 2008

I’m going to be helping out at a brand new conference called ‘The Translator as Strategic Partner‘ on 22nd-23rd November this year. I know, I know we’re still only just entering summer, but the early bird catches the worm, as they say. The conference is jointly sponsored by the ITI, the CIOL and ProZ, and […]

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15 Jul 2008
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Is ‘text speak’ really so bad?

Linguistic doom-mongers frequently lament the demise of the English language, complaining that standards are just not what they used to be, that kids these days simply don’t have a grasp of how to use language correctly, lack creativity, etc., etc. Human nature appears to have a natural tendency to assume that things gradually get worse, […]

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08 Jul 2008
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Crackberries – is that the device or the user?

I’ve had a Blackberry for about 6 months now and it has changed my life. No joke. It has changed my life, but in ways that have been surprising. The amazing ease of viewing emails which appear instantaneously on its screen like text messages is notoriously mesmerizing and hard to ignore, but has allowed me […]

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