Off topic: Paper is not dead!
Thread poster: Maria Arruti

Maria Arruti  Identity Verified
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Mar 20, 2013

Hope so!


Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
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Magnificent. Mar 20, 2013

Thank you for today's chuckle María!


Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Poem on the subject Mar 20, 2013

This seems an appropriate place to reprint the following, which I wrote several years ago:

My Heart’s With the Paper
(based on Robert Burns’ poem “My Heart’s in the Highlands”)
(August 2006)
(inspired by a discussion in a translators’ forum about the relative merits of paper and electronic dictionaries and other reference works, in which someone commented: “My heart’s with the paper”.)

My heart’s with the paper, my heart is not here,
My heart’s with the paper forever, I fear.
A-chasing the wild word, and failing; and yet
My heart’s with the paper, and not with the Net.

Farewell to the paper, it’s sad but it’s true -
To the Websters, the Oxford, and Callaham’s too.
Hello to the Google, hello Multitran.
You have to find answers wherever you can.

Farewell to Larousse, and hello, Wikipedia.
There’s all that you need on the Internet media.
Farewell to Britannica filling the shelf.
It’s all on the Web, you can find it yourself.

But my heart’s with the paper, I say it again.
My heart’s with the paper. It causes me pain
To abandon my lost loves, no more books to see.
My heart’s with the paper, and always will be!


Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Hehe, Maria! Thanks for posting!! Mar 20, 2013

You were faster. icon_smile.gif

This commercial shall also enter the ultimate Hall of Fame of truly great and top-notch advertising - it works without words. One of the first and most basic things I was taught at my university when I studied marketing and advertising.

I hope it wins many awards!

Thanks again, Maria!


Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
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Hear hear Jack! Mar 20, 2013

Another smile for today. Thank you.


Lilia Delalande  Identity Verified
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Merci Maria Mar 20, 2013



Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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^_^ Mar 21, 2013

Loved it!


Alison Sabedoria  Identity Verified
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No need to translate Mar 21, 2013

This deserves to become a classic!


Piyush Ojha  Identity Verified
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Wonderful! Mar 23, 2013



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