Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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Стивен Фрай о телефонах

Записал с «Би-би-си» серию передач Стивена Фрая о сотовых телефонах.

Услышал слово «naughties» в значении нулевые (т. е. двухтысячные) годы.

Из прекрасного:

There's no-one here to take your call right now,
So leave your message when you hear the tone.


Those last two lines were perfect iambic pentameter, by the way.


Из философского:

The Nokia-5000 was just coming on the scene at the time, and this was the mobile phone which contained wonderful technology from ARM and other people, and yet the reason people bought it was because they could change the colour of the cover. And I thought, well, you know, all that engineering, and all people care about is the fact that they can change the color to suit their attire. I think I learnt quite a lot then. (Stephen Furber)

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