“We find ourselves suddenly threatened by hordes of Yankee emigrants, who have already begun to flock into our country, and whose progress we cannot arrest.”

Pío Pico, last governor of Alta California (now State of California), 1846

 

Dear Penguin Random House, are you the one responsible for the clickbait-ification of my books? My personal library is starting to look like the home page of Buzzfeed.
 

 

What next?

Gelato Jilatu

I think it was my brother who first introduced me to the concept of Wiki-nationalism. This happens when an article on Wikipedia says very different things in different languages, reflecting the point of view of a given country or culture. I remember laughing while reading the article on Christopher Columbus in English, Spanish and Italian. The English …

Continue Reading →

Idea for a frictionless bilingual reader – my way

If I were to actually go on and make the bilingual book-reader app a reality, this would be my Epic and child stories: “As a language student, I want to practice my skills and increase my vocabulary while doing what I really would like to do instead: reading adventure books.” 1.1 As a language learner I …

Continue Reading →

Idea for a frictionless bilingual reader – competitor analysis

  It doesn’t happen often these days that I read a book in two languages, but that is mostly due to my laziness. Reading in a foreign language was very important for me in the acquisition of English and Spanish, so it’s not surprising that improving my Portuguese and my Dutch has almost come to a …

Continue Reading →

SHARE