Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Lost in Translation

I gave a talk on "Building the world's largest scientific Grid" at an Oracle Tech day in Moscow, 2004. My slides were translated into Russian and there was simultaneous translation.

I was really impressed with the interpreter - every time I made a joke the room erupted in laughter.

I found out later what the translation was - "He's making a joke - laugh".


Blogger Suvadeep said...

Very nice anecdote indeed.

Hope that you are not carrying the same impression about people at TIFR after your talk here in CHEP06!!

You wont recognise me .. this is the fellow (who happens to be a student of the convenor of this year's CHEP) whom you see everyday while taking the bus from your hotel or from TIFR ...

3:57 AM  

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