… and a very special person. A very special and inspiring story.
Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors. He was not only a great author, but also a “original character” himself.
It seems like one of his last wishes was that nobody should “finish” and publish the books he was still working on. Although he could not use a computer anymore himself, he was dictating texts for several books, as long as he was still able to do that, due to his Alzheimer disease.
Now his last wish was fulfilled. The hard disk of his last computer was crushed with a steam roller.
What I really like with this story is that despite these modern commercialized times, this last obligation was indeed fulfilled by one of his closest friends.
A fantastic Machine! Fascinating!
The term “procrastination” is now around for some time and became something like a fashionable thing, kind of scientifically used “term” to describe what most procrastinators are a bit ashamed of.
I think I’m a normal guyhere. From time to time I procrastinate… but I tend to be aware, and so I have a certain level of control. Actually, at work I installed a anti-procrastination plugin on Firefox to prevent from internet surfing when I shouldn’t… it works for me.
For a few months now, I regularly read the blog of Tim Urban: waitbutwhy.com, he writes fantastic, very long and thoroughly researched, articles about interesting, usually scientific, topics. He seems to be a master procrastinator, he wrote an Article about this some time ago.
TED is another source of very interesting, usually 15 minute long, often inspiring Talks, often presented in a entertaining and fun way.
And in March 2016 the two crossed the way, Tim gave a TED Talk … about procrastination 🙂
… very much worth reading: his preparation for the TED Talk.
And very worth watching: the TED Talk.
Those who walk very slowly can advance much more,
they always follow the right path,
as do those who run, and away from it.
– René Descartes (1596-1650)
Sir Terence David John Pratchett, * 28. April 1948 – † 12. March 2015
Unable to find words … 🙁
A fantastic video about a special artist – in the modern age. I’m speechless!
This week I encountered this website/blog: untrans.eu
I was quite aware of this specific issue, before finding this site. If you talk “other” languages, you will automatically have that problem at times, there are certain terms or sayings that you just cannot translate, meaning will get lost. But its interesting to see that a professional translator, fluent in three languages, has this problem also, and even finds it interesting enough to dedicate a blog to this topic.
Just another small piece in the puzzle that makes me believe that computer translations will never really work perfectly. 🙂
A fantastic Picture!