Off topic: What to do when the Internet goes down...
Thread poster: Susan Welsh

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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May 28, 2009

For those who know a little Russian, there's an amusing little animation on the Abbyy Lingvo dictionary home page. There's a hot new marketing item coming up: Let's hear it for books!

http://www.lingvo.ru/lingvo/

Enjoy.


 

Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
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Made elegantly and with talent, but a little bit "Russian-specific" May 29, 2009

An apppealing thingicon_smile.gif

Thank you, Susan.


The context is out-of-date, though:

If the Internet "goes down," there is a moble Internet connect (GPRS, CDMA...) in many locations.

And if "LIGHT" (electricity or, more precisely, electr. power) goes OFF, how will you read a BOOK in the darkness, even a lovely one?!icon_smile.gif


 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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Candles? May 29, 2009

Alexander Kupriyanchuk wrote:

And if "LIGHT" (electricity or, more precisely, electr. power) goes OFF, how will you read a BOOK in the darkness, even a lovely one?!icon_smile.gif



We are told that's how Abraham Lincoln got his education!


 

Kathryn Sanderson  Identity Verified
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Firelight May 29, 2009

The story goes that Lincoln read by firelight to save his stepmother's candles...

But if you've got candles or fire, you're no longer in the darkness.


 

sylvie malich
Germany
Local time: 16:51
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Abe's education May 30, 2009

Kathryn Sanderson wrote:

But if you've got candles or fire, you're no longer in the darkness.


He was "enlightened"!

smiley,
sylvie


 


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