OT: excellent book on information theory
Luc The Perverse
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Mon Jan 16 23:13:53 CET 2006
"Paul Rubin" <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote in message
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> Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> writes:
>> That made me smile on a Monday morning (not an insignificant
>> accomplishment). I noticed in the one footnote that the H.P.
>> book had been "translated into American". I've always wondered
>> about that. I noticed several spots in the H.P. books where
>> the dialog seemed "wrong": the kids were using American rather
>> than British English. I thought it rather jarring.
> The US edition even changed the title from "Philosopher's Stone" to
> "Sorcerer's Stone". American schoolkids weren't expected to know what
> a philosopher was (or anyway what the Philosopher's Stone was).
Which is downright annoying.
Children are capable of learning a word - and causing discongruence in
semantics causes a serious problem when making a movie
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