Ortsbo: Return to Shinar
Dec 13, 2011, 14:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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