Thursday, September 13, 2007

Blog Update and Language Laws

I've fooled around a little bit with the sidebars. Greg Mankiw gets demoted for not meeting my stringent criteria. Various 'Frivolous Destinations' have appeared below the ads, and for you keeping track at home, the AdSense has stood still since my last update on the subject.

I read this article in the Globe today. An undisclosed deal by the language police of Quebec (for those of you unfamiliar, yes, Quebec actually has special forces dedicated to keeping out English) targets the vide game industry:
The Entertainment Software Association of Canada says the deal with the Office quebecois de la langue francaise will result in significant costs for its members.

The language group said Monday it believes that more than 80 per cent of video games in Quebec will be available in French in 2009, compared with about 40 per cent right now.

How much do you want to bet that increase will not come from more english games being translated, but rather more publishers deciding not to release their product in Quebec?

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