Archiv der Kategorie: posts in English

Esszett or not to esszett – that is the question!

„How do you know when,in German, a word with an ‚ß‘ needs to have an ‚ß‘ or ’ss‘?“ I recently stumbled across this interesting question on Quora, so I sat down, did some research and compiled this answer: You have … Weiterlesen

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Robber Barons

What is the biggest obstacle in the way of transnational IoT? Borders, of course – or, more precisely, national borders. This might seem counterintuitive at first. After all, data flows around the world all the time without ever stopping for … Weiterlesen

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Robots join the conversation

Robots have hands and feet, arms and legs, a torso of some sort or another and a kind of head sitting on top, maybe with bulging, fly-like facetted eyes or camera lenses that stare back at ist human interlocutor. If … Weiterlesen

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Why Berliners and Bavarians don’t understand each other

I am a great fan of Quora, the portal that lets you answer questions from total strangers on almost any topic under the sun. My specialty, it seems, is explaining German to foreigners, and here is a typical example: „For … Weiterlesen

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How Many German Languages Are There, Anyway?

Americans and Britons, as George Bernard Shaw famously said, are two peoples separated by a common language. If so, then the same goes for Germans – except there are hundreds of different languages to choose from. On the North Sea … Weiterlesen

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Good Goys, Bad Guys

Kuddos to the Huffington Post for giving us one of the greatest headlines in recent times, namely „Goy, Bye“ for an article describing the firing of Stephen Bannon as Donald Trump’s strategy (now there’s an oxymoron for you) advisor. However, … Weiterlesen

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A loaf of bread, a steak, and thou

My grandfather Clifford Alonson Cole was a pious man of the cloth, and for him – and especially for his wife, my grandmother Bessie Mae – foul or frivolous language was both sinful and a sign of bad taste. But … Weiterlesen

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#10: Bluetooth and the Great Disconnect

Ab heute: Die beliebtesten Posts aus 22 Jahren Cole-Blog, hier nochmal zum Nachlesen. Heute: Nummer 10, erstmals am 12. Dezember 2011 veröffentlicht und seitdem mehr als 5000x abgerufen. Morgen: „Anpöbeln im Internet.“   …and then there were three The thing … Weiterlesen

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It was a very good year

..for small-town bloggers like me. At least my own blog, cole.de, which I have been publishing now for more than 21 years, took a major step forward in 2016, reaching more than 32,000 single visitors, an average of about 2.600 … Weiterlesen

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Why Apple is dying and why I’m glad

This post was originally written in German, but my Facebook friend Marc Labitzky (who says he’s „still a 100% Apple fan) asked me to translate it so could show it to a few people he knows at Apple. Enjoy, guys! … Weiterlesen

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