Democracy, Translated

According to this NY Times story, Vietnam is requiring that anyone who wants to launch a Web site get government permission first. Here’s the story. What jumped out at me was this mention of what happened to someone for posting …

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Hello Bonjour Ciao Hola

If you’ve used the free machine translation site Babelfish, you know that it can be a little time consuming to translate one phrase into multiple languages. Carl Tashian has created a handy workaround that takes care of the heavy lifting. …

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Globalization of Beauty

In this NY Times article, thin is becoming beautiful in a country where just the opposite had been the case. Another reason to hate globalization, unless of course, you’re thin. TweetShareShare

Of Flags and Gateways

When designing a global gateway – you generally want to avoid flags. After all, what flag would you use to represent Spanish? And what language would the flag for Switzerland indicate – a country with four official languages? Well, for …

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Flags in Search of Countries

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) “UNPO is an international organisation created by nations and peoples around the world, who are not represented as such in the world´s principal international organisations, such as the United Nations.” TweetShareShare