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The Girl with the NSObject Class Reference tattoo

Iwan Davies

TGWTTDT

It's worth noting that the translator of TGWTTDT, Steven T. Murray, was so enamoured with how his translation was "revised" by the editor at the publishing house, he eventually persuaded the publisher to release the translation under the nom de plume "Reg Keeland". Apparently the screenplay for the forthcoming Hollywood version starring Daniel Craig is more closely based on Steve's original, unedited, translation, removing some of the idiosyncrasies of the book translation.

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New European Patent Convention kicks off

Iwan Davies
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Pity the translators...

One of the largest translation companies in the UK, RWS, expects to take a £1million hit from the "London Agreement". RWS reckons that doesn't really matter too much since its annual turnover is around £48million, but tell that to the French & German> English patent translators who have to reskill in another area of translation as nearly all of their potential work gets wiped out.

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Discovery of musician on YouTube triggers loss of faith in American Dream and interests

Iwan Davies

Of course, the only music really worth seeing on You Tube

is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Z6tDSb6c8

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