Ken ClarkDateline: translationguy
First Published: Oct 05, 2010 / Last Published: Feb 17, 2011
I’m the CEO of 1-800-Translate, a translation and localization firm offering a full suite of multilingual communications services to leading international businesses, growing our business one client (or more) at a time. I’ve been doing this for 14 years. The business of translation has changed a lot since them. Geezers like me will remember the good old days, when the only net was the sneaker net, and Compuserve file transfer was cutting edge, (what happened to my unlats!) and rush translation usually involved bicycle messengers. With all the new translation technologies, things have gotten easier, and more complicated. I’m going to use this blog to stay on top of new technology and the interesting and scary ways the business of translation is changing. But as an old newspaperman, I’ve always had an eye for city news, the kind of stories that record all the screwed up things people do to each other. So it would be interesting (to me at least) to turn this blog into a kind of police blotter for translation and the translation business. But we’ll see how it goes. It could turn into just a rant, which I suppose might make it even more interesting. I’ll do my best to keep it that way, since my ulterior motive with this blog is to use it to build traffic to our website. I’d like to link like a bat out of hell to those who share this goal.
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February 17, 2011
Google Translate App Fail! 'Dangerous' Scoffs TranslationGuy
Crash-and-burn horror today at TranslationGuy Translation Tool Torture Test Track...
January 20, 2011
Through a Glass, Darkly
Word Lens enables iPhone users to instantly translate Spanish into English. Heard about it?
January 10, 2011
Lice and Language
I think it’s safe to say that anyone reading this blog is most likely a primate. And primates stick together. I mean, how else could you explain Facebook?
December 21, 2010
The Googlization of Collective Memory
Google, aka the "Big Data Dredge in the Sky," has also scanned 5.2 million books. The data holds unexpected results.
November 26, 2010
Back in the Day
Back in the day, no one ever said, "Back in the day…" It was "In the good old days…"
November 9, 2010
Fools and Knaves
There is no shortage of horrors in the world. It is my daily struggle to believe in the common decency of the people around us.in Family
October 23, 2010
Hidden Languages and Really Hidden Languages
If you are looking for hidden languages, you’ve got to go where they are hiding.
October 11, 2010
Google Translates Dead Languages Better
Google Translate has... devolved? Language translation tool now supports Latin.in Social Media
October 5, 2010
UN to Ahmadinejad: Shut Up.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech before the UN’s General Assembly has become a regular feature of the first furious week of each year’s session.in Politics