[NTLK] Newton 2000 and MacbookAir with NCX (Wifi only)
davida at pobox.com
Sun Mar 26 16:10:56 EDT 2017
FWIW, while almost all of the conversation here uses English, I personally don’t mind if non-English speakers post here too.
Adding an English translation is great, but as Forest mentions, automated translation is available if I don’t understand the language in use.
That way, while I might not understand the conversation, I at least know it’s going on and can get the gist of it (via automatic translation) if I choose. If non-English conversation is carried out on different lists, I don’t even know it’s happening. Given the size of our community, I think such fragmentation is undesirable. For example, Japanese Newton users were historically quite isolated — to our overall detriment, I think.
My 5c (1c and 2c no longer physical currency units here),
> On 27 Mar 2017, at 05:24, Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 26, 2017, at 5:51 AM, SonyTEL <sonytel at free.fr> wrote:
>> Sorry for the non-French speakers.
> <rant> How about THIS? You have the courtesy to post, right after your message in your native or familiar language, a translation in, say, English, as others have done. This allows the rest who don't understand your language, to also enjoy it.
> Posting a message that most of the rest of us cannot read without such a translation is UNBELIEVABLY rude. The capper is your line of apology. SKIP THAT, and post the translation instead.
> If your English is not good enough or you don't comprehend it well enough for that, then you know how the rest of us feel. Perhaps you should consider that first, or use Google Translation.
> Yes, I could also use that app... but quite frankly your rudeness has caused me to completely lose interest in your message.
> Any native language is welcome here...but please don't be insensitive and fail to include a suitable translation so we all can enjoy your thoughts.
> Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus
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