Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Proposal For Future Technology AKA : The Reason I'm Poor

Google has come up with some brilliant inventions to help us navigate web.  Few of these Google creations come close to the "translate this page" button for simplistic brilliance. For what has the internet era been about if not bringing people around the world together to form one giant amorphous multinational blob of Justin Bieber fans? My proposal to Google is this - change the "translate this page" function to include different forms of speech.

For example,  I would love to read an article on the BBC site that reads as if it were written by a drunk guy at a bar : "Dude, wait, dude, Obama's speech, man, on Healthcare.." Or an article written using valley girl language: "Like, Obama announced that he would be insuring more Americans, and the Republicans were all 'Like I'm SO sure." Or as if it were written by a drunk valley girl : "Like wait, Obama's speech on heathcare was .. was..so... totally awesome (BBC reporter breaks down in tears)".

Make it happen, Google! Otherwise I'm giving this one to Steve Jobs. And we all saw what he did with my giant Iphone idea.

7 comments:

Heather Howell said...

Are you on Facebook? If so, have you ever changed the language to Pirate? If not, stop what you are doing and do it now. It's hilarious.

Allison said...

Rob, you shouldn't even joke about doing further harm to the English language. Cellphones and MSN have convinced some people that "you are" is actually spelled "U R."

Island Gal said...

Brilliant but @Allison has a point...

Rob said...

Heather - I'm not on Facebook unfortunately. But I can imagine. Man, Google should really have got on board by now then if Facebook is doing it.

Allison - My continued writing on this blog is witness to the fact that due care and attention to the English language is notone of my concerns. U do hav a point tho.

Island Gal - Thank you. Yes, i'm thinking of writing late night blogs more often. They're far superior to my daytime efforts.

Kinsey said...

Haha, brilliant!

Very Top Five said...

Hey, found you through 20sb. There is this site where you can translate a block of text into East London cockney rhyming slang... it's quite a Jimmy Giraffe*

http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/rabbit

Now if only there was a translate this page into rhyming slang button...

*(rhyming slang for laugh)

Another David said...

Send them an email, look for it next April fools day.