Re: [OPE] Internationalism

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 06:41:26 EDT

on 2008-10-26 02:30 GERALD LEVY wrote:
> > A global culture cannot evolve without a common language.
> Developments in global communications technologies, including
> improvements in computer translation software, will further
> problemetize that claim.

Yes, there may be a day when cheap, real-time devices that perform
natural language processing and translation of audio signals can be used
by anyone. But long before that the simpler alternative will have been
highly developed, in part by global mass culture, in part by state
education: a common world language, i.e. English, as a second or third

//Dave Z
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Received on Sun Oct 26 06:56:34 2008

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