Daily Archives: July 29, 2010

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The Google Translate Experiment

Two teens from Italy in Portland, ME over the summer.  One teen librarian. What the heck is gonna bring them together? It’s not a mind blowing idea.  But I will tell you this…it works.  Here’s our simple story about how we bonded thanks to some technology. For the first two days, our interaction was limited to “computer” and “yes”.  They wanted the computer and I was happy to provide them with access.  It seemed to be the one bright point in their time at the library.  They could log onto to Facebook and chat with their friends back home.  Smiles […]