Truth: writing good translation software is like trying to hog-tie a pig covered in Crisco.

More truth: the translating-telephone Microsoft introduced in Redmond recently is

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Microsoft Translating Telephone FAIL (VIDEO)

Truth: writing good translation software is like trying to hog-tie a pig covered in Crisco.

More truth: the translating-telephone Microsoft introduced in Redmond recently is a very promising prototype.

Even more truth: some hooves remain loose. Click to the very end of the video when the German guy says "gern geschehen," or, "you're welcome."

(H/T: CNet)

 
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