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21st translation contest: "The tides of tech" » English to Portuguese (EU)

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Source text in English

Boom times are back in Silicon Valley. Office parks along Highway 101 are once again adorned with the insignia of hopeful start-ups. Rents are soaring, as is the demand for fancy vacation homes in resort towns like Lake Tahoe, a sign of fortunes being amassed. The Bay Area was the birthplace of the semiconductor industry and the computer and internet companies that have grown up in its wake. Its wizards provided many of the marvels that make the world feel futuristic, from touch-screen phones to the instantaneous searching of great libraries to the power to pilot a drone thousands of miles away. The revival in its business activity since 2010 suggests progress is motoring on.

So it may come as a surprise that some in Silicon Valley think the place is stagnant, and that the rate of innovation has been slackening for decades. Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, and the first outside investor in Facebook, says that innovation in America is “somewhere between dire straits and dead”. Engineers in all sorts of areas share similar feelings of disappointment. And a small but growing group of economists reckon the economic impact of the innovations of today may pale in comparison with those of the past.

[ … ]

Across the board, innovations fueled by cheap processing power are taking off. Computers are beginning to understand natural language. People are controlling video games through body movement alone—a technology that may soon find application in much of the business world. Three-dimensional printing is capable of churning out an increasingly complex array of objects, and may soon move on to human tissues and other organic material.

An innovation pessimist could dismiss this as “jam tomorrow”. But the idea that technology-led growth must either continue unabated or steadily decline, rather than ebbing and flowing, is at odds with history. Chad Syverson of the University of Chicago points out that productivity growth during the age of electrification was lumpy. Growth was slow during a period of important electrical innovations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; then it surged.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 11 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 7 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (11 total; 7 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #26911 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
439 x42 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.003.00 (8 ratings)3.00 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 13 "like" tags
  • 14 users agreed with "likes" (24 total agrees)
  • 4 users disagreed with "likes" (6 total disagrees)
-3
+6
4
Os tempos de fartura
Good term selection
Typical Eu​ropean Por​tuguese fi​tting desc​ription
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
+2
logótipos de start-ups promissoras.
Good term selection
Helga Ferreira
+2
o berço da
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
-1
na sua esteira
Flows well
Good expre​ssion
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
+3
1
ecrã tátil
Good term selection
On the mon​ey
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
-2
+2
2
O relançamento da sua atividade empresarial
Flows well
Good choic​e of words
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
+4
o progresso continua em marcha.
Flows well
Equivalent​ translati​on
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
+1
tem vindo a decair
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
indigência
Good term selection
Antonia Sousa
pálida sombra
Flows well
Antonia Sousa
poder de processamento barato
Flows well
Helga Ferreira
+3
produzir uma gama
Flows well
Good descr​iption
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
+1
destaca
Good term selection
Pin point ​choice
Paulo de Faria-Lopes
Entry #26977 — Discuss 0
Ana Gomes
Ana Gomes
Ireland
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
264 x44 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.003.00 (7 ratings)3.00 (7 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 7 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (8 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+3
tempos prósperos
Flows well
Neil Cormack
+2
mentes mais brilhantes
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
-1
+1
1
ecrã tátil
Good term selection
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
+1
promessas vazias
Good term selection
Patricia MacDermot (X)
promessas
Flows well
Gabriela Vescovi
+1
realça que
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
ressurgiu
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
Entry #26692 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
233 x44 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.093.17 (6 ratings)3.00 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 11 "like" tags
  • 5 users agreed with "likes" (12 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
imbuídas de esperança
Flows well
Nuno Rosalino
+3
1
berço
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
-2
1
ecrã tátil
Good term selection
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
+3
revitalização
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
+2
diminuto em comparação com aquelas
Flows well
Neil Cormack
+2
Em todos os setores
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
conjunto
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
+1
desvalorizar
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
sustentado
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
altos e baixos
Flows well
Neil Cormack
Entry #26122 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
193 x43 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.073.13 (8 ratings)3.00 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 5 users entered 6 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (6 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
+1
bonança
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
+1
insígnias de start-ups esperançosas,
Good term selection
Helga Ferreira
insígnias de start-ups esperançosas
Good term selection
Elisa Reynolds
rendas sobem a pique
Good term selection
Elisa Reynolds
-1
+4
1
a amargura e a morte
Flows well
Nuno Couto
Entry #26377 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
193 x43 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.283.11 (9 ratings)3.44 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 5 users entered 12 "like" tags
  • 13 users agreed with "likes" (27 total agrees)
  • 5 users disagreed with "likes" (7 total disagrees)
tempos expansionistas
Good term selection
Ines Santos
+1
os logótipos de esperançosas “startups”
Flows well
Ines Santos
+1
ostensivas casas de férias
Good term selection
Manuel Robim
+8
o progresso está em marcha.
Flows well
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
-3
+3
1
algures entre a vida por um fio e defunta
Good term selection
Nice choic​e for 'dir​e straits'
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
+1
comungam
Good term selection
Antonia Sousa
anémico
Good term selection
Ines Santos
Em todos os domínios
Good term selection
Ines Santos
+9
3
como se tratando de um "pote de ouro no fim do arco-íris".
Good term selection
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
-1
+1
1
introdução das tecnologias da electricidade
Flows well
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
-3
+1
2
novações electrotécnicas
Good term selection
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO
Entry #26074 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
163 x404 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.642.71 (7 ratings)2.57 (7 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 7 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
tempos de crescimento
Good term selection
Elisa Reynolds
+1
sofisticadas
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
sinaliza o crescimento da riqueza
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
está em andamento
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
+1
é de estranhar
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
+1
setores
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
salienta
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
Entry #26650 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
82 x400
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.562.29 (7 ratings)2.83 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+1
fomentadas
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
utópico
Flows well
Simples e ​transmite ​a ideia de​ forma efi​caz
Catia Teodosio
ter altos e baixos
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
assinala
Good term selection
Neil Cormack
+1
tosco
Good term selection
Neil Cormack


Non-finalist entries

The following entries were not selected by peers to advance to finals-round voting.

Entry #27035 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.753.00 (6 ratings)2.50 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #26384 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.202.14 (7 ratings)2.25 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #26887 — Discuss 0
David Muale
David Muale
Mozambique
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.192.00 (9 ratings)2.38 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #26905 — Discuss 0
Duarte Leal
Duarte Leal
Portugal
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.092.17 (6 ratings)2.00 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
ecrã tátil
Good term selection
FERNANDA VIEGAS PINTO


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