It was pretty exciting to start posting again and once more feel like part of the twitoblogosphere, or digital reality, or whatever we’re calling it. I have to admit to not a small amount of regret for having neglected my blog for so long – in spite of my long list of “excellent reasons” for having done so. I was therefore prepared for a nudge or two from my friends, like Mary Branscombe’s:
Yet it was wonderful to see the interest from the people I don’t know yet, like Naohiro Fujie from Japan…
… until I actually went to see what he had said, and, since it was in Japanese, pressed Facebook’s “Translation” button:
Whew! That’s a real punishment for neglecting a blog! Or, perhaps worse, a bit extreme as a reaction to seeing me pick up the pen again.
But given Naohiro was just a click away I thought I really had to check in and see what was up:
Boy! It sure shows it’s better to check your understanding of what people are saying before drawing any conclusions!
Meanwhile, I give Facebook’s Japanese translation engine a double *fail*. Please, Facebook! Take off that Translate button! And nice to meet you Naohiro.