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16:22 Nov 25, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Alteridad
Compuer science field.

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Yolanda Broad



34 mins

As I explained in a previous post, *alteridad* is a philosophical/sociological concept, best rendered as *otherness* in English. This remains the case...

I have been through about 30 combinations of computer terms in Spanish (i.e., formato, datos, programa, software, etc., etc.) plus alteridad, and can come up with almost nothing relating to computers (and I found over 5,000 instances of alteridad by itself--relating to philosophy, sociology, anthropology, feminism... Here is the *one* example I could locate relating to computing--and this is a **metaphorical** use, NOT a computer term:

"Este es un proceso de activación subjetiva, en el que el fenómeno de reconocimiento no es por obra de una alteridad humana,
tal como aparece en la reflexión freudiana, por dar un ejemplo. Estamos en vez ante un reconocimiento de una alteridad digital
y una subjetividad electrónica que se constituye con la máquina y también en ella. En los términos de los tres factores
anteriormente descriptos, el factor de dirección reemplaza al alter en la mutua identificación y reconocimiento."

Frankly, I think it's rather nice that there is still a word out there that hasn't been adapted to computerese!!!

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Yolanda Broad
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