Saturday, March 17, 2007

There's a link to this blog

from this blog - Juan de Mairena [v.2.718]. From the one or two names in the posts, I'm pretty sure that it's a math related blog. I'm thinking that I should return the favor and link to his blog. I just wish that I could read it, although this makes me realize just how insular my education is.

I read, write, and speak English. That's it. Just English. (I had 6 years of French, but that was more than 30 years ago. How much do you think I remember?) A number of years ago on my first day at a new job, my new boss asked me what languages I knew. As I listed off half a dozen computer languages, he looked more and more confused. So I asked him what languages he knew. His answer - English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian.

I've also noticed when looking at the Stat Counter data that my blog is accessed by people from other countries and I bet that they can read English and probably at least one or two languages other than their native language.

How sad is it that the average American barely speaks English? (This rambling post is a really good example of that.)

7 comments:

JuanPablo said...

Hi MathCogIdiocy! I am a mathematician, and JdeM is a math blog.

Don't worry for the languange, at least in this case -my blog is not worth reading!

MathCogIdiocy said...

Hi JuanPablo!

I find a great many things worth reading. Don't be so quick to say that your blog is not worth reading. You are a mathematician after all.

Harvey said...

MCI - Bookmark him and stop by frequently. Even if the main posts aren't in English, you'll find just enough occasional English phrases to keep you intrigued.

Trust me on this. I had a Latvian blog bookmarked for months after they linked me. It eventually went 404, and I still miss it.

MathCogIdiocy said...

Harvey - did you ever develop an urge to learn Latvian?

Irishpixie said...

Jacqui, how do you check your Stat Counter data?

MathCogIdiocy said...

Irish - I just sent you an email.

Irishpixie said...

Thanks!