Unbearable Immobility

Anytime a linguist leaves the group the recognition rate goes up. Fred Jelinek The deeply conservative spirit of the translation industry is well known and deeply rooted, although one should rather name it immobility. Most industry players try hard and fuel this immobility with pointless talks and futile initiatives, so that “dum Romae consulitur Saguntum expugnatur”[*]. On the other hand, one cannot expect much from people who do not even know the history of the industry they work in and argue that “the birth of the professional translation services industry” […]

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