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How Ugly Feet inspired me to Think Globally

Posted on May 9, 2007. Filed under: My Musings, podzinger, things i hate, translations |

On the subway ride home last night, I was staring at everybody’s ugly exposed pale feet (an unfortunate side effect of warmer NYC weather) and thinking about online video, close captioning/subtitles, and globalization.

-feet are gross

“Nerd!” “Trekkie!” “Feet Hater!” You may be shouting at your monitor, well whatevs bub. Hear me out.

ps: I know I said I wasn’t going to write in here anymore this week, but I’m at work early and well, deal with it.

Podzinger claims that it is unleashing the content within audio and video, and it is…. But for now, only from the tip of the online video iceberg. Currently, they are (correct me if I am wrong but I’m probably not) only successfully transcribing/providing click points within video/audio for English language content. Podzinger was beefing up their Spanish search/transcription capability, but as of today it’s really not that useful.

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