21 January 2008

For future reference

Natasha Wimmer answers a few questions and gives some excellent tips:
How much time - if any - do you spend on the Web? Is it a distraction or a blessing?

Way, way too much time, mostly on food blogs, which definitely count as a distraction - to the extent that I had my husband set up a complicated system that cuts off my access from 9 to 5 every workday. But when I use it for legitimate purposes, it’s incredibly helpful. I do lots of research on Wikipedia and elsewhere, and I use the Real Academia Spanish dictionary. Urbandictionary.com is a godsend for slang assistance. And when I’m not sure whether a phrase is colloquial or not, I’ll Google it - a 21st-century translator’s trick.
(via Counterbalance)

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