Thursday, September 10, 2009

50 things that are being killed by the internet

Thanks to Steven Marzuola for passing on the link to this article in the Daily Telegraph.

Re. item no. 8, I'm not going to mourn the end of phone books - see also my letter in the Leicester Mercury.

Item no. 14 is quite alarming: "The internet's draw on our attention is relentless and increasingly difficult to resist", although come to think of it, I was probably quite restless even before the Internet...

Item no. 29 is the reason why this post ended up in my translation blog rather than my other blog. It says "Sites like Babelfish offer instant, good-enough translations of dozens of languages". I'm not sure about that.