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Ortsbo: Return to Shinar

Dec 13, 2011, 14:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"If I can text a coworker in India, in his native Hindi, and he can text me back in English, we've achieved an immediate connection and rapport. We've also made ourselves 100% more efficient. No misunderstood instructions. No language difficulties. No accents. Just communication. Simple.

"So simple, in fact, that I believe Ortsbo will revolutionize global communications. That makes the world a much smaller and more peaceful place in which to live. OK, maybe that's a bit lofty but language keeps people apart. It makes us suspicious of one another. It builds cultural barriers. It causes prejudice and discrimination."

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