Andrey (azangru) wrote,


А вот кому офигительное:

Во вступлении к книжке Information Doesn't Want to Be Free (в целом — весьма приятной, а предисловие Геймана заслуживает отдельной похвалы) Кори Докторов пишет следующее:

Jam tomorrow

My grandmother grew up in Leningrad, in the former Soviet Union, and is a wellspring of dour sayings from the old country. One of my favorites is “Jam yesterday; jam tomorrow; no jam today.” That is, we used to have jam, before everything changed, and we’re told there will be even more jam in the future. But right now, there is no jam. Or: Don’t tell me about pie in the sky when I die. I’m hungry now.

То есть цитату из Кэрролла во фразе про джем Докторов не узнает. Считает, что это такая суровая житейская мудрость советских людей. Даже объяснение ей подобрал. Прямо дух захватывает!

Отдельно интересно про ленинградскую бабушку: где, через кого, в чьем переводе маленькая ленинградская бабушка Докторова познакомилась с Алисой?

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