” When I (1) visited Google (2) recently , I gave a talk about the importance of translation.(N.B. I’m already shaking: this is soooo good)(3)
I stated my assertion (amen)(4) that, as a society, we are moving beyond the Information Age, and into the Information Transformation Age (N.B. I don’t believe this) (5)
I also shared the notion(wow) that translators are as critical to this societal transition (my comment: wow) as blacksmiths (6) were to helping us advance to the Industrial Age. (my comment: sobs)“
Nataly Kelly, CSA
in Huffington Post
We already had the opportunity to elect kelly’s description of Iceland as the worst ever …
(when sby uses ‘I’ half a dozen times in a couple of lines, you know who is going to make bucks? ‘I’ not the … ‘Information Agent or the ‘ Translator ‘ (call it: Neanderthal Man, Blacksmith or whatever) 🙂
Who is Nataly Kelly?
a) she is no Dante
b) she is no Shakespeare
b) she belongs to the CSA clique where she earns (80 000) $: she is no Mother Teresa, either
Google owns the World …
Again, I don’t want to seem disrespectful …
but there is such an inflated Ego here ! Ok, she gives a talk and among one million lectures: hers is my least favorite.
One million sociologists have made comments since Marx …
but there is such an inflated Ego here ! Ok, she gives a talk and among one million lectures: hers is my least favorite …
6 The ” Blacksmith ” comparison! …
(she must have thought about this one for years, while writing articles about McDo and Hamburgers for CSA …)
Maybe she can make a movie* -so this will be clear to the masses, the populace that the Translator will … enlighten ?
We have had:the Neanderthal man , a million agents of ” Transformation ” —
the Warrior, the miner, etc.
But, obviously, Ms Kelly sees herself as some New Baudrillard (or Marx); btw,
there are more that a couple of hundred books dedicated to translation, traductology … by great writers such as Steiner , Lawrence Venuti, David Bellos – to name a couple of a list of some hundreds ** (Kelly is not in my list)…
( ** of about 1,603,598 -according to Wordldcat –including many, many beyond the scope of this post) …
So, ok, we got the point: Kelly
forecasts a New Revolution with the Translator as our New Hero. Phew.
this is a tongue-in-cheek comment: M. Kelly believes as much in a Revolution than CSA helps in a translators’Union 🙂
One last point: what is she doing precisely to help the Translators’cause ?
-give her royalties to some association ? (I think not)
– help start a Translators’Union …(again, alas, alas–
Nataly seems more interested in re-tweeting .. Nataly Kelly’s tweets ..)
*don’t laugh: she may. Nataly in LalaLand.
Nota Bene: I have kindly sent a copy of my criticism to Ms.Kelly, but Nataly ( who is so eager to re-tweet any laudatory tweet) has ignored my missive and she will– as Agents Of Transformation ignore blacksmiths, peasants and such. I would remind her that Orwell predicted: Newspeak …
As The Stalinist Systems of Thought reject opposition and democray, Kelly wants to have sthg like a “100% approval rate “: shame on her.