The Internet really is global (or: "I’m a Genius in France")

I’ve been a geek for as long as I can remember. But I still am amazed and amused to learn just how the Internet shrinks the world… especially nowadays with blogging. I’ve been hit on by seemingly random women from various locales that I can barely pronounce, gotten warm kudos from Sweden, been rediscovered by an old high school friend in a sleepy town in S. California, and even gotten job interviews from this humble blog.

Blah blah blah… but what still really gets me excited is seeing my stuff translated into other languages! 🙂

Not only has one of my (very old) Usenet humor postings been translated into Spanish (darn, can’t find the link at the moment), but I just happened to notice that I’m now a minor celebrity in a French paper or online periodical of some sort.

I’ve had my blog entries linked to from other blogs all around the world, but this is the first time I know of that one of my blog-moments has been written about in another language.

So what if the most recent ‘fame’ translates into something like this:

Blogger Adam Lasnik, a legend in his own mind, is a typical example of the pig-headed Americans who think our Notre Dame was named after a middling U.S. football team…

Okay, so I jest. In reality, the article makes reference to my earlier blogged comments about how I — as one of the ‘first’ (?!) Gmail testers — perceived the ads to be barely noticeable and hardly intrusive.

I know, I know, it’s silly getting all excited about this simple and brief mention. But to me it symbolizes the impact that even us non-nude/non-sexy/non-politics-spouting/non-A-lister bloggers can have in the world. And that makes me happy. 🙂



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