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Wikipedia Blackout

While I would, of course, never advocate Wikipedia as a sole source of information on any matter, I find it invaluable as a quick way of finding out possible equivalents for doubtful terms, which I can then go on to confirm with further research. So I was not at all pleased to try to access Wiki today, only to find this message:

Imagine a World
Without Free Knowledge

For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.

Find out more here – and add your voice to the chorus defending freedom of information.


Spare a thought for a colleague

In the unlikely event that anyone follows my few-and-far-between words of wisdom but doesn’t subscribe to the Jenner twins’ far more prolific and useful blog, please spare a thought (and some cash) for a fellow translator.


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