View Full Version : News that spreads around the Mac world.

1st November 2004, 09:10 AM
After taking a bit of a pause from the PearPC/Centris business until the pearpc 'bug' that's preventing booting going ahead, I took a look around the place to see how far the story had spread. It's kind of staggering!.

starting with a google search (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=panther+centris&btnG=Search&meta=), I found a few mentions I'd known about - here, on slashdot, macnn etc... but then looked further and found the article had been translated into german (http://www.allesapple.at/community/ausallerwelt), had reached Japan (http://slashdot.jp/mac/04/10/29/112242.shtml?topic=42), and was also mentioned in various news stories in finland, sweden, the netherlands, polish and somewhere in arabic.

No wonder there were so many thousands of hits on Appletalk :).

Considering how long I've been online, it's a wonder I'm still amazed at how the 'net works, at how information spreads when there's something everyone can have a common laugh at - and considering this is only a Mac thing, where we're a pretty small sized world group as groups go.


1st November 2004, 09:32 AM
Those crazy germans and japanese. :D

They've translated a couple of our articles now. Infact, the_argon's iMac G3 HD upgrade guide got translated on a German site called "appletalk" - but it's spelt the german way. :)

1st November 2004, 09:47 AM
Dont forget Danish! :D http://www.mediamac.dk/index.php/news/show/id=12451

And yes Dana, it is amazing how far and how quickly an interesting story travels.

1st November 2004, 10:11 AM
Yeah, we get a few German hits actually. I think most of them can read English quite well as it's taught in their schools and stuff. I remember a friend of mine went to Germany and all the locals loved talking to him to try out their English :P

1st November 2004, 11:23 AM
Did any of those sites enquire permission for translation?

1st November 2004, 11:26 AM
no, none of them did. At least they're adding a danamania part in there, it is after all her article.

1st November 2004, 01:46 PM
Amazing. Was there a sudden surge of posts/register users to go with this article on AppleTalk?

1st November 2004, 01:55 PM
yeah, about 50 new users.

1st November 2004, 07:06 PM
Damn!, you'd better close off new registrations Disko. According to the Arpnet users guide EULA ver 2004.5.4.6 ( note 6! ), page 239, paragraph 3, point 6, we are now required start out own folding team. May i suggest we start the protein sequencing of the Insecta Machiloidea Triassomachilis, sorely need to understand it's relationship to the well known Insecta Machiloidea Mesoneta. And hey, i don't have to tell you guys how ground breaking THAT would be!