Sunday, September 14, 2003
If you already know me, Hi!

On the other hand, this may be the start of a new cyber friendship. Or perhaps an addiction, as I sign uo for the 21st century army of bloggers, late but still in the advance guard. For it is estimated that there will be as many bloggers by 2020 as there are computer literate adults in the world. No, take out the 'literate', because by that time there will be dictation software that really works well and most blogs will be oral. And replace 'adults' by humans, because kids will be doing it from age three - perhaps they already are. Please check back for me on this Arthur-C-Clarke-like prediction in 2020 and see if I was right because it's statistically unlikely at my age that I'll still be around myself. How old am I? Well let's just say I first used a computer and learned a little programing around 1966. In 1984 I bought my first laptop (it came with 62K of RAM).

I've been inspired by some of the other blogs I've been avidly reading, so my blog (like theirs) will give recommendation links. Some of those other blogs are really well written and witty in a spontaneous way, and indeed the seasoning in an attractive blog seems to be spontaneity.

Primarily I'll be writing about translation, because that's my main prime intellectual acivity, and about Spain because that's where I'm living. However, I do have other first-hand interests and preoccupations like Arabic and the Middle East, which is, to put it mildly, a hot topic. But don't expect anything introspective or self-revealing - if ever I decide to write about that side of myself it will be in a different blog.

For a trial run, that's enough. Blog you soon, maybe.

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