An Open Letter from the President of the United States of Google

An Open Letter from the President of the United States of Google

esperandmThe world’s ability to communicate with one another is a key factor in its rapid evolution and economic growth. The Esperanto language was invented last century as a politically neutral language that would foster peace and international understanding. Since the launch, we’ve seen first-hand the benefits of a constructed language:

  • A pure form of communication that is unsullied by cultural context;
  • Broad adoption by as many as 10,000 speakers
  • Independent (yet mostly compatible) dialects that not only bring additional choice for speakers also foster healthy competition and innovation

We expect even more communication between people in the coming year and are therefore focusing our investments in languages that are created based on constructed language principles. To that end, we are changing the spoken and written language of this nation to make it consistent with the form of speech already supported by the Language Creation Society. Specifically, we are supporting the Esperanto and Klingon languages, and will consider adding support for other high-quality constructed languages in the future. Though English plays an important role in speech today, as our goal is to enable open innovation, its further use as a form of communication in this country will be prohibited and our resources directed towards languages that are untainted by real-world usage.

These changes will occur in the next couple months but we are announcing them now to give citizens using other languages an opportunity to translate the libraries of the world into Esperanto.

Dankon, nedankinde!

  • The parody of the future... today!!

  • Nicely done :)

  • Idiot.

  • There's a problem with your analogy:

    I can speak english for free, if I spoke h.264 I'd have to pay licensing fees.

  • Yeah ! As usually, some are stuck in the past when others build the future. And you know where you are...

  • Remember VC-1 (some of you know what really happened....); nice try like msn, live, bing, zune, vista etc. (main issue: Microsoft products?)

    Other people might be able to accomplish what you couldn't!!!

    Lets wait and see.

  • you're comparing apples with pears, or tomatoes, or even pumpkins...

    no one has to pay for using english ... and since microsoft (the company you are backing...) is the only company which doesn't want put Esperanto (WebM) in it's dictionary (webbrowser) it's up to you to adapt to the world, and not the world that needs to adapt to you...

    all the other dictionary (mozilla, opera, etc) companies manage to work with esperanto (WebM) so i guess you guys need to go back to school because new technology takes time to adapt... Maybe you are forgetting that you already lost a very big part of the world using your books (webbrowser) to those other companies because of you own view on languages.. (non-conformity to HTML standards)

  • Ne moku viajn klientojn. Don't mock your customers.

  • Was invented in the previous - not last - century and has 2.000.000 speakers.

  • Who knows, maybe microsoft could learn to make a correct non-buggy non-sucky browser, instead of this useless sarcasm, but based on history, they probably won't.

  • Perhaps a list of all the things that aren't supported on Windows Phone 7 devices would a suitable comment here?

  • Maybe if you had the balls to implement open standards, you wouldn't have to write retarded posts like this one

  • Detail is that more people speak Chinese and English is only the third language after Spanish. Also most people speak "International English" which is a hybrid of their own language and English.

    Another detail is that a lot of literature actually is translated into many other languages, since only 6% of the people lives in so called "this country".

    The last detail is clear: Microsoft still thinks from a "conquered-and-should-stay-conquered" perspective. The 94% of the rest of the real world follows who listens to their words instead of money.

  • Last time I wanted to use a language it didn't cost me 7.5 million. Languages are open H.264 is not

  • Li ŝajnas ke iom da personoj kiuj skribis supren konas esperantan lingvon. Estas facile komdamni sen scii. Ĉu vi scias kui parolas Esperanton ? Ĉu vi konas tiun lingvon. Do, sekvu la retlingojn :

    - http://www.espero.com.cn/

    - esperanto.cri.cn/.../video.htm

    - www2.polskieradio.pl/eo

    - http://esperanto.china.org.cn/

    - www.esperanto.qc.ca/.../54

    Poste, vi povos skribi kaj paroli pri Esperanto.

    Ĝis

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